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I Am Horrible At Math

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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 12 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    Feeling like I'm dumb :(

    because I can't do math properly even the easy sums like 2075-1908 can't do those sometimes just really bad at maths so sad :( feeling like **** cause all my other friends are really good at math and I'm the worst but good at everything else ;( I always have to use a calculator...
    SassyTheBro SassyTheBro 13-15, M 3 days ago

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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 18-21 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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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

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    Damn Math

    ive always disliked math, its logical and cold,im more the artsy passionate type and even tho i can make basic calculations,on the spot , i get very nervous of getting the answer wrong, so i just stay quiet or look for a calculator or pen n paper it...ive always been terrible in...
    Veevie86 Veevie86 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    This Is How Horrible I Am!

    English was my best subject in high school. Naturally, I've decided to pursue this at University and become a writer. What I will not be pursuing, is Math. I started failing Math from about 10th grade. By the time I graduated high school, I had the lowest score in my entire year...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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    Better Qualities To Me

    Never been my strong point ~ mathBut I have found other things I am really good at!
    2wiceasnice 2wiceasnice 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    Math Sucks Donkey Balls.

    I'm typically an A student except for math, my worst subject. I've been getting super low grades and have failed numerous times in it since the 5th grade. The problem was I never properly remembered my multiplication tables or division. Every time I tried to learn them, they just...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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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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    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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    Dycalculia

    Dyscalculia is sometimes referred to as "math dyslexia". If a child struggles with math and remembering symbols, it is possible that he has Dycalculia, and may or may not have the similar disability - Dyslexia. Dyslexia is difficulty with reading and is based in the language...
    JustAnotherPrettyFace JustAnotherPrettyFace 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    I Suck At Math

    Today in Math I took over an hour to do an algebra problem that only took the rest of the class like 15 mins. every one gets it...guess wat...not meeI hate math sooo much I feel so stupid. >.<.
    karlamichelle karlamichelle 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2011

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    Help! I really suck at math,

    any of you want to post your answer below?
    hopecatcher hopecatcher 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Can't Do Math To Save Myself

    I'm so bad at maths, numbers do my head in, i don't understand numbers apart from money , that i understand but the rest.. nopes it goes way over my head, i think i need to brush up on my maths, I was crap at maths in school and that hasn't changed, im better at words.
    WillNotDateMen WillNotDateMen 22-25, F Jun 6, 2011

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    :(

    I hate math so ******* much. I'm terrible at it. I wish I never had to take a math class again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 27, 2010

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    No Thank You!

    I was always one of those students who, while on one particular mathematical lesson, I could master it and do it pretty well. However, once we moved onto the next one it just slipped right out of my head! I never did like math anyway. I always tried really hard though! Still yet...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    Haha!

    What makes this funny for me is that I used to love math and numbers in general so one of my degrees is in Accounting, but I now hate numbers and I never want to ever work for another Accounting firm as long as I live. How is that for irony?
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2011

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    I Used To Love It!

    My brain has shrunk!... or, Honey, I Shrunk My Brain! Something like that. In college, algebra is the basic math... I struggled through the first semester of it... and failed... and then passed barely... Next semester, I tried algebra 2. Failed... UGH! lol Tried to CLEP...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2012

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    Fractions, Decimals, Percents! Oh My!

     I've always hated math. I am also horrible at it! I don't understand any of it! I still don't really know how to do anything that has to do with algebra (which I'm sure not many of us can do) and anything that has to do with fractions, decimals, or percents!
    blababy0990 blababy0990 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    aspies are supposed to be mathies

    friday 16 september 2011 coming up through grammar school, high school, and college, I didn't know that Asperger's was the name of the thing that gave me so many difficulties in the world. nor did I know that aspies are in general very good at math. so I struggled through every...
    sehnen sehnen 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2011

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    Stupid Proofs

    If it weren't for proofs, I probably wouldn't be failing math class right now.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F Dec 29, 2010

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    MathematicallyMindedFractal MathematicallyMindedFractal 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    Unlike most people my age, I really do enjoy math. There is just something so relaxing about solving problems and thinking things through. It is as if any problematic thoughts are...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    hello I too like math but my lever is too low how can I improve my math could you tell me the easiest way
    Stevebobs Stevebobs 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I like math and science so much I got a degree in applied and industrial math and took dozens of science electives at university.
    sebas1 sebas1 26-30, M Jul 4

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    Math. The thing that makes me want to puke. Even my math teacher feels this way.
    LetThemEatWaffles LetThemEatWaffles 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Math just didn't click with me. I'm sorry math. It's not you, it's me.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Math is one of the few things that makes sense to me on my first try, not sure if I want to major in it or not
    tastelesscharm tastelesscharm 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I actually really do! I prefer it over English, I hate English. Maths is just really easy to understand 😂
    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Need help with math I'm terrible at it :P
    Mendex Mendex 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I like Maths so much I did the open university tests. They have two levels, one where you got to do a year foundation before doing the degree course and one where you go straight...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 15

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    Being dyslexic and then having to do math never worked out...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    It is my favourite subject! Can't wait to take further mathematics :D
    needtojog needtojog 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My midterm is tomorrow.. What is going on? :( who ever said that Asians are naturally good at math.. Lied.
    5ftunder 5ftunder 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have made a Tumblr where I post my explicit work. Clearly, because this is EP, I'm not allowed to post it here. Given the nature of mathemerotica, a clear NSFW warning is in...
    MathematicallyMindedFractal MathematicallyMindedFractal 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I like Math but it hates me so much. haha
    nothingme nothingme 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really love math☺️ guess you could call me a nerd😂
    xmaddiekendallx xmaddiekendallx 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have horrible allergies and it drives me crazy. I'm allergic to dogs and have seasonal allergies and it keeps me from sleeping.... -_-
    katcard katcard 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I got out of a four year relationship last year and ever since it ended I have had absolutely horrible luck with women. I've read every book, I've tried every approach and I'm very...
    leocognecetti leocognecetti 18-21, M Jul 2

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    I'm chatting with people online. "ahahaha lol" I'm talking on the phone. I nod to what they're saying. Silence. I'm talking face to face. I zone out. I don't make eye contact. Gah...
    sharksarepeople sharksarepeople 18-21 Jul 13

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    I knew it was a mistake to get involved with my ex almost as soon as I met him, but I just couldn't help myself. I wish more than anything I could rewind three years and run in the...
    Hanalacle Hanalacle 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Cops got called out a few minutes ago because they were fighting outside in.the front yard. Banging on their cars, drinking , horrible way for my kids to wake up
    plainsong plainsong 36-40, F Jul 19

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    How do you solve cos10cos30cos50cos70? Please help me I'm desperate
    MeMiv MeMiv 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Too bad my job requires a hell of a lot of it, animation lol. But it's always been my least favorite thing to do, I absolutely loathe it and refuse to do anything too complicated...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F Jul 1

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    I'm in college algebra and it's killing me. I need this class to graduate but I really wish I could get out of it. It's just so damn complicated.
    mvillevamp2013 mvillevamp2013 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Sugar plum visions Egg nog Snowman ✖️ (chestnuts➗ open fire) ➗ bell 12 square root December 25➕ Sandy evil pacman=??? Now guess what this equation means!
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    It makes me cry. Just thinking about my class this fall saddens me.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Surprisingly I did well on my tests!!
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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