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I Am Horrible At Math

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    I am not where I wanted to be

    because of the mathematics I hate it
    thandekazn thandekazn 31-35, T 1 Response Jan 20

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    Math Is My Enemy

    Math has never been my strong suit. I'm much better with words. I like to be creative and words allow me to do that. Math, on the other hand is so formulaic and boring. I just never got into it. I always scraped by in my math classes. I think the highest grade I ever got in...
    vbunny vbunny 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Can anybody help me solve questions 3,

    5,9 and 11 with working. Thanks I'm really bad at these
    IseHyoudou IseHyoudou 18-21, M 9 Responses Jan 6

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    I like math, now if math would like me.

    I could get somewhere with it.
    TypoKytty TypoKytty 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    why is it that we have to learn about geometry

    and stuff like that ;-; i mean as if it wasnt hard enough lets add letters just to mess everyone up.
    irvinspider54 irvinspider54 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    I think I can grasp math

    and be good at it because I kind of understand when the teacher gives a discussion, but when it comes to applying it to problems and such, I would then flail at some point of the process. I really like physics actually and there's like, tons of math in there, it keeps me awake...
    Seaspiritaria Seaspiritaria 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I Used To Be Good.

    I used to achieve A's for the subject and genuinely enjoyed it, until an incident in 9th grade changed everything. At that time I was going through a very difficult time. I took an overdose and spent a day in the hospital, missing an important math class. After that incident, I...
    lntel lntel 22-25 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    I remember my classmate in grade school.

    He was called by my teacher in front to answer a math problem. He got up and suddenly fainted. He was brought to the clinic only to know that he was just faking it because he does not know the answer to the math problem. He was really a good actor though. :))
    OhTrouble OhTrouble 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2014

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    never0empty never0empty 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    jaquelynlupi123 jaquelynlupi123 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    iamninamarie iamninamarie 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I never ever ever understood math.

    I'm not kidding I can't learn where these numbers come from or those numbers come from like it drives me cray cray . đŸ˜’
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    hi my name is Burple

    and I'm bad at Algebra. I'm so bad at algebra that I've taken college algebra 5 times with no luck off ever passing it, thank goodness my degree no longer requires it.
    burple70 burple70 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    If anyone is taking statistics with a TI 83/84

    calc, here's a helpful handout to get you through it! http://www.stat.vcu.edu/help/TI83Handout.pdf
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F Jan 9

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    so i was studying and i got stuck on it the

    same equation but just different numbers for over an hour...hmmmm it sucks...
    tones714677 tones714677 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    I wouldn't say I hate math

    because I'm sooo not good at it. :/
    lovelycee lovelycee 16-17, F Mar 25, 2014

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    It isn't really that I'm "bad" at it,

    but I am really slow at it. I took some state testing and I was in the room 30+mins longer than anyone else. I felt like an idiot. When I finally finished, I swore I was going to get the worst scores of the entire class. It turns out that mine was the best score. I think the...
    welcometomysociety welcometomysociety 13-15, F Oct 2, 2014

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    Ok so ever since elementary school my math

    hasnt been that good the thing i really struggle with to this day is multiplication and division.
    harlemwildcatbaby harlemwildcatbaby 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Yep.. My nine year old son is

    so smart at math.. But me.. At 4th grade math.. Hahahaha!! ^^^^
    NatCat84 NatCat84 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    This Sums It Up ;-)

    "There are 3 types of people in the world: those who are good at math and those who aren't" Math, how I loathe you and your incessant  trickery..! *runs to curl up with psych*
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 27 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Math was easy for me IF I had an excellent

    teacher who can pull all the teaching stunts to make me learn. If not...well This chick was going to pull all of your high scores down in the state tests.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    If I could choose two words to describe myself,

    they would be, "I suck at math."
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So one day when I was in math class the teacher

    asked me to answer a question an so I said 3 I was guessing well I got it wrong an got moved to the front of the room... But know since I'm in 7 it's like math is easy
    destinymoog410 destinymoog410 13-15, F Nov 23, 2014

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    I hate math to this day.

    ..I cheated all through high school after I took pre algebra..I just waved the white flag,I did my best until my head hurt then I just politely asked my best friend hey can I copy yours ...:()
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    However, I majored in biology

    and minored in chemistry, which involves a good bit of math. All it takes is dedication!
    bluegilledgirl bluegilledgirl 26-30, F Nov 16, 2014

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    Taking stats right this semester.

    I absolutely am horrible at it. Got my first quiz back. 53%. Help me not destroy my gpa.
    eli1371 eli1371 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 1, 2014

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    As a senior, I should NOT be failing algebra 2.

    Really I should've taken it my sophomore year, but I retook algebra 1 freshman year, then took geometry, then took personal financing. So now I remember nothing, and I'm so so screwed.
    ThatBitch18 ThatBitch18 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    TodayForay TodayForay 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Always have been. I hate it.

    It takes me such a long time to get my head around it, and when I'm put on the spot and have to do a sum in my head I go completely blank.
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    i cant stand it. tho im am quite smart i just

    cant stand it. and as a kid got me a sore butt more than once.
    thedragon92 thedragon92 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Math is definitely not my forte.

    I've never understood any of it.
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I might be one of those people

    who never passed a math test my life.
    Babyblue95 Babyblue95 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Most Of My Traumatic Experiences

    in life can be directly attributed to problems with math.  Tutors used to hit me and curse at me, teachers berated me for being "lazy" and my engineer father was deeply disappointed that I wouldn't be following in his footsteps. One tutor told my parents I would never...
    lightpainter lightpainter 56-60, M 11 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    I'm no where near being a math person.

    I suck at math. I am really surprised I actually passed my college algebra class. I was so scared that I was going to fail and retake the class but I actually passed the class. I'm way better in English than i am at math
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    As an engineer and a past student of Navigation I have been faced with Maths problems for as long as I can remember. I have never enjoyed Maths so much. I treat Maths like a...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    With any kind of strong passion towards anything at all, most people would feel an unabated sense of jealousy and disappointment with themselves when they realise that there's a...
    miumiuganda miumiuganda 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Every time I tell someone I love math, they look at me like a have two heads. Ha! But math just comes naturally to me. I love solving the equations in the quickest way I possibly...
    Amd81491 Amd81491 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I love math and i have got only A+ and one A this semester. My teacher seems to hate me because of it. People are angry because i get good grades. I spend a lot of time at home...
    lukashv lukashv 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    But the Maths is what I love. So the other subjects are interesting. But the Maths is what I like about them!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Some of the stuff we learn we might not even need in the outside world. Besides in my math class one month we do one thing in math then we switch to something new the next month...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I love it when you're doing a math problem and nothing seems to be working. Then you take a step back, look away for a second or two then look at it again and it just comes to you...
    wiggy1996 wiggy1996 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Put some headphones in and do my maths homework, I actually enjoy it so much! My brain is so focused on equations that I'm able to take my mind of things. It has always been my...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    It's funny. I still love Maths but recently I have found so many other interesting things. Like Geology.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    School *sad face* I hate it I suck at math and ugggg at least I get to hang with my besties!
    BiXwolfsXbears BiXwolfsXbears 13-15, F Jan 9

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    I've just given up on math
    Christymaybe Christymaybe 13-15, F Jan 11

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    I Hate Maths. Always have, always will. I just cannot understand it ugh
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Well, I wish to win state this year. :) I never said this to anyone, but if I could do ONLY ONE club out of all of those I've been doing for 3 to 4 years, I'd choose Mu Alpha Theta...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    you can do alot of cool tricks with math 1x8+1=9 12x8+2=98 123x8+3=987 1234x8+4=9876 12345x8+5=98765 123456x8+6=987654 1234567x8+7=9876543 12345678x8+8=98765432 123456789x8+9...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20