## Bad At Math

My father was an engineer. He could use a slide rule. His gene for math by passed me.I am good at arithmetic, adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. Doing arithmetic with fractions is dicey. I can not get algebra or any higher math. When I went to...
steve824
66-70, M
2
Jan 30, 2010

## The only thing standing in my way from

graduating college :(
BeautifulBrownBabyDoll
36-40, F
2 Responses
1
Aug 15, 2014

## Math Is A Challenge For Me

I can balance my checkbook and I know my times table, but beyond that I have no idea how one train got to a particular destination faster than another. I do not understand how you get to the answer of 'y' = 'x' in algebra. I have my masters degree without any chemistry or basic...
cats2eyes
51-55, F
1 Response
0
Apr 7, 2011

## Nobody Told Me!

as a little kid i went to the school for gifted kids in my town. i had to take this massive test to qualify, and the only thing i had a hard time with was math. so, as a young adult i got fed up with struggling in college and went to get a full battery of tests in the...
SunnyKris
26-30, F
0
Aug 13, 2007

## I Hate Math

Barely passed math in high school, in university I took all the courses involving math at least twice or more until I got a C. Funny thing is that I used to be really good at it in elementary school, I guess basic math is not a problem for me but I hate algebra etc. I...
maineiac
22-25, M
1 Response
1
Apr 13, 2008

## Yes I am...and I've always run away from it.

BUT I'm finally dealing with it head on and grabbing math by its horn :P Ever since I remembered...math didn't come easy to me...It took me a lil bit longer to figure math out and I had to work extra harder to get it. It seems like the only way I could figure it out was by...
surrealreality
31-35, F
1
Apr 10, 2014

## Woah!

Listen to the math song: Finite Simple Group of Order Two! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTby_e4-Rhg If you understand the song, then you are declared to be absolutely NOT mathematically challenged :D Haha, math = fun :D Here's the lyrics: The path of love is never smooth...
myspip
18-21, M
4 Responses
0
Aug 4, 2007

## Math Makes Me Feel Like I'm Stupid

I love economy, I love physics, I love things with numbers but i suck at math!. Today the teacher made us a quick test, "simple stuff" he said, but for me was like holy crap! I don't know anything. It made feel really stupid, all of my classmates knew everything and I was...## Still Can't Count

I have always thought of math as an audition and if you could not perform the monologue like many great masters had performed it before you with what seemed like little or no effort you didn't measure up in talent or intelligence but as you can see my analogy for math was drama...
dangeroustwist
36-40, F
0
May 12, 2011

## Okay, Math...directions..coincidence?

I'm beginning to wonder if math and direction are intricately related somehow. I mean, there are a lot of numbers involved in direction..mileage, road signs with exit numbers and mile markers. I failed general math in 9th grade, not once, but twice! Over the years, I actually...
DharmaG
46-50, F
1 Response
5
May 8, 2007

## I Just Don't Get It

How can I explain this? Some stuff I have understood over the years in math classes, but it's usually after major explaining, if that. AND,to make things more confusing, one rule for a certain set of problems doesn't always fit all of them in the same set! My mind develops a...
bobaphish
18-21
1 Response
1
Nov 29, 2011

## I Have Not the Will

I have no faith in maths, show me the evidence that there is a Zero... Ha! I knew you couldn’t! That’s because Zero only exists in an invisible dimension. One plus one does not equal one, consider all the atoms, electrons, neutrons, protons and photons that are...
smebro
22-25, M
10 Responses
3
Aug 19, 2007

## Computer Brain...

Yeah, I'm not sure how I ended up being mathematically challenged, since I swear my dad has a computer for a brain. He can do extremely complicated equations without even getting a pen and paper out to figure out the question, and yet I'm struggling through a math class I've had...
nataliaangel
18-21, F
0
Aug 25, 2011

## Math Sucks So Bad

We were aligning a big Kenworth this afternoon and using FRACTIONS to align the son of a *****. 1/8, 1/16, 1/32...my boss did the shimming today, but I've done it before, but I don't know if I'll ever get it right because you add some to this side or take away to even out...
filthydieseltech
22-25, F
6 Responses
1
Dec 15, 2009

picklebobble
51-55, M
1 Response
2
Jul 23, 2014

## I'm Not

Help me understand this... I've always been pretty good at math.I teach it for a living... at least through the end of this year.It's really hard for me to help some people... they just say they are bad at math. That doesn't help me help them, when I hear that I think they've...
SkyRookie
36-40, M
0
Apr 4, 2012

## Some days I can't tie my own shoes

and some days I can do a weeks worth of work.
persononinternet
18-21, M
1 Response
1
Jan 11, 2014

## Around And Around

The numbers whizz round and round my brain, faster faster as the teacher talks forever..... Most of it doesnt make sense... and then as soon as I grasp it the teacher moves on to the next thing. Will I ever understand it properly? Im just digging on the surface of a massive...
Illlusion
18-21, F
0
Aug 24, 2011

## I Should Clarify

I graduated from the math department from my alma mater. I obtained a degree in statistics and a minor in math. I've had a lot of math and am now pretty good at it but I flunked pre-algebra and did terrible in math growing up. I went to France for two years...
DesertTruth
26-30, M
0
May 2, 2008

## Math Freaks Me Out.

I don't know why but I can't do math. I just can't remember anything. I feel retarded and keep dropping my math classes, but I only have 2 terms left in college and now I have to pass them so I am totally freaking out. It took me 3 tries to pass algebra....I have no idea how I...
normil
36-40, F
1 Response
0
Oct 6, 2011

## Without a calculator I am useless.

Oh well, we can't be great at everything!
Mrskatearch
31-35, F
4
Sep 3, 2015

## Only Math

I've always been bad at math REALY bad it has dragged me down my entire life I never have any trouble in any other classes I get As and Bs but I'm math I get Fs and Ds I don't know why when ever a concept is explained it just feels like jibberish I do not get one damn thing It...
HelpimIost
18-21, M
1 Response
0
Jul 10, 2012

## Not a Numbers Girl

i have always been so horrible at math! the relatively basic stuff throws me most of all! even in elementary school when everyone else got what we were doing, i'd be sitting there without a clue. no matter how many times i got extra help from the teacher, it still just didn't...
runnagirrl
22-25, F
1 Response
0
Apr 16, 2008

## Oh Gosh...Haaalp...

ok ok ok, i know this sounds dumb, and im probably going to be judged for it, but look. NOBODY and i mean NOBODY taught me how to count money right :/ like..big change, and percentages. ex: me: ok, that'll be $5.90 lady: *gives me hundred dollar bill*..do you have change? me...
DragonTear
18-21, F
1 Response
0
Jul 25, 2013

## My midterm is tomorrow.

. What is going on? :( who ever said that Asians are naturally good at math.. Lied.
5ftunder
26-30, F
3 Responses
6
Jul 23, 2014

## I saw a quote the other day

that said....If a number is not divisible by 5 or 2, I get very uncomfortable. Yeah, that's me!## Intimidating!

I hope I don't have to take anything in Math after high school. I'm so bad with numbers!
JackieG
18-21, M
1 Response
0
May 12, 2008

## I Used To Love Math...until One Teacher Made Me Hate It...

Math and I have always seemed to have a love-hate relationship.When I was younger, I actually didn't do too badly. Even won a couple of math contests in grade school. MInd you, there were some concepts that I just could not grasp, but that was fine with me, since I was mostly...
captainhero518
26-30
0
Oct 6, 2011

## i dislike math VERY VERY much lol.

i have never been good at maths and I always use the calculator or google to get the answers to the problems i can't solve in my head lol. Terrible, but hey at least im honest.
shecanonlydream
26-30, F
2 Responses
3
Jan 26, 2016

## I Have My Moments

So have you ever joined a group when you are just having one of those days...I think that is what I did here, having a bad day with numbers and work. Then later that night I saw this group an joined. However I forgot all about doing this...Someone popped up offering tutoring...
justalittlelaugh
36-40, F
1 Response
0
Dec 2, 2013

## I Don't Understand Why I Don't Understand?

Since third grade math has just been this subject that has never made any sence to me, I dont know why. Sometimes I'll think that I'm doing it right and I'm not! WHY!?
Venus124
18-21, F
1 Response
1
Oct 10, 2010

## Math Is Not My Subject

Im terrible at math. I think my ADHD may have something to do with it to. I had terrible math teachers as well. I had an algebra teacher that literally left the drill up the entire class period and we didnt learn a thing in that class. That just set me up for disaster for the...
angeliceyes11
18-21, F
0
Jun 26, 2011

## I Was Confident In Maths, Until My Dad Made Me Hate It.

I was okay in mathematics, I never actually failed a test and occasionally got high marks up till the age of 8 a when one day my teacher gave me test papers to take home for the Easter holidays. I did some work on that paper and just left it in the living room until a week...
iWasExpectingYou
18-21, M
1 Response
0
Oct 9, 2011

## Does. Not. Compute.

Just seeing a string of numbers immediately sends "shut down" signals to my brain. I'm all about the letters, not so much the numbers. At all. Numbers are way too black and white.
journeyfulloflaughter
26-30, F
2 Responses
1
Oct 17, 2007

## Is Something Wrong With My Brain?

Math has been my number one enemy since grade school. I would get so stressed out about it that I would have anxiety attacks and go into fits when I couldn't finish the worksheets they made us do...and high school was worse. I barely passed all the math classes I ever took...
lostinapril
18-21, F
3 Responses
0
May 12, 2012

## Mathamatical Shite

During primary school I was doing well well with maths, but I remember that once I went to high school, I was in a completely different environment when it came to maths. All the way through high school I was terrible at maths. Now that I have left school I am still bad at maths...
CreedenceGold
22-25, M
1
Apr 3, 2012

## I Get Anxious Just Thinking About It!

I hate math..I have always struggled with it. Thank goodness for calculators!
SteelCityGirl74
41-45, F
0
Aug 5, 2007

## I have forgotten everything math related.

My life must be ending. Adding? What is that? oTL
lucici123
18-21, F
1
Nov 3, 2015

## ...and That Equalls What, Again??

I stink at math. This does not bother me nearly as much as it seemed to others. I got tagged "gifted" as a little kid. The only problem with that was that forever after, teachers expected me to be brilliant in EVERYTHING I did. Well, folks...
SunnyKris
26-30, F
3 Responses
0
Mar 21, 2008

## Hello EP. I haven't posted anything

for awhile on here. Nowadays I usually only post if something really stressful is going on and I can't deal. Which is what I am doing now. So, I've mentioned this before, but I dropped out of high school a few years ago and I am just now trying to get my GED. The GED test is in...
GettingOverShit
22-25, F
2
Jul 21, 2015

## How do you solve cos10cos30cos50cos70?

Please help me I'm desperate
MeMiv
18-21, F
1 Response
0
Jun 29, 2014

## Mathmatically My Brain Is On A 9th Grade Level But I Am Taking College Pre-calculus

How is it possible that I have made it this far when I can't even get basic algebra right some of the time lol.Surely it's divine intervention.Nah, actually I do good on homework assignments, then fair on quizzes, and almost always fail tests and that gets me through with a C.I...
Hydronica
22-25, F
1 Response
1
May 14, 2011

## Yes I Can

The only thing I can do well in the mathematical department and it really is more visual than intellect is I can tell measurement by eyeballing something. I am generally pretty dead on one inch 6 inches a foot and a half whatever . I attribute this to the fact that I am-not...
blonde10
36-40, F
2 Responses
0
Oct 6, 2011