I Am Mathematically Challenged

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    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 runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2008

    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 DesertTruth
    26-30, M
    May 2, 2008

    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 myspip
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2007

    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 DharmaG
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 8, 2007

    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 cats2eyes
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2011

    I Get Anxious Just Thinking About It!

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

    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 HelpimIost
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2012

    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 Hydronica
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 14, 2011

    I have forgotten everything math related.

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

    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 journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2007

    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 normil
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2011

    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!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    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 Venus124
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2010

    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 bobaphish
    18-21
    1 Response Nov 29, 2011

    How do you solve cos10cos30cos50cos70?

    Please help me I'm desperate
    MeMiv MeMiv
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014
    niko031 niko031
    18-21, F
    Jul 18, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    12 Responses Jul 25, 2013

    Intimidating!

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

    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 steve824
    61-65, M
    Jan 30, 2010

    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 filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 15, 2009

    ...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 SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2008

    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 maineiac
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2008
    BeautifulBrownBabyDoll BeautifulBrownBabyDoll
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2011

    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 GettingOverShit
    18-21, F
    Jul 21, 2015

    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 dangeroustwist
    36-40, F
    May 12, 2011

    Some days I can't tie my own shoes

    and some days I can do a weeks worth of work.
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    1 Response 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 Illlusion
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 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 blonde10
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2011
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014

    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 nataliaangel
    18-21, F
    Aug 25, 2011

    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 SkyRookie
    36-40, M
    Apr 4, 2012

    Without a calculator I am useless.

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

    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 shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 26

    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 iWasExpectingYou
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2011

    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 angeliceyes11
    18-21, F
    Jun 26, 2011

    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 CreedenceGold
    22-25, M
    Apr 3, 2012

    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 SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    Aug 13, 2007

    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 Jul 23, 2014

    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 DragonTear
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2013

    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 lostinapril
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2012

    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 smebro
    22-25, M
    10 Responses Aug 19, 2007

    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 justalittlelaugh
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2013

    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 surrealreality
    31-35, F
    Apr 10, 2014

    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 captainhero518
    26-30
    Oct 6, 2011
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