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I Can't Do Mental Arithmetic

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    Dot Method

    Learning math I was taught the dot method. I was taught there are points on the numbers and you tap your pencil on each point when adding or subtracting. Basically you are counting up or down. Instead if helping me do math more quickly and efficiently I now need to physically tap...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 18 Responses Jun 1, 2008

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    Best In Math Award

    Not for me!    My son recieved a special award when he graduated high school last April 2.I was surprised to have known the support of his teachers particularly his Math teacher who supported him during his competitions.I'm very proud of my son.He has the ability! I'm amazed...
    JulyRocker JulyRocker 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2011

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    Math Was a Very Diffecult Sublect & I Didnt Comhend It Good

    i dont do math very good ether they just basicly passed me threw school i dont think they cared weather i had an education or not cuss they kept on givein me the same stuff over & with 4 math classes my last year of school & i just bairly passed that alot of things i...
    F5Twister F5Twister 26-30, M Apr 1, 2008

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    I'm Mathematically Retarded...

    I really don't think I can count past fingers and toes... HAH!!!  Math is my VERY worst subject... might explain why I had to file for bankruptcy.... hmmm...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F May 31, 2008

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    i used to be able to mentally multiply and divide large numbers when i was 13 but then i started prozac couldn't do it anymore. i still can't do it a year after stopping prozac. so annoying!
    karatesquirrel karatesquirrel 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    What's the Square Root Of...

    I just simply can't do it. I couldn't tell you what 73 plus 133 was before you could tell me. Some people are quick at it. But I never will be.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    Oh, Numbers Give Me A Headache

    I have always struggled with maths, every branch of it. It just isn't for me. I cannot comprehend even the most basic of mathematical problems. I struggle to add up in my head, so I still use my fingers for counting. I absolutely hate it. Especially that Algebra ****. Why do...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    Mental Arithmetic? Ha!

    I cannot do ANY arithmetic once I run out of fingers and toes to count. That is why I have a calculator. Numbers hate me.
    morticia1969 morticia1969 36-40, F Jul 6, 2012

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    Writing with no Medium

    Well, I cannot do mental arithmetic, despite attempts to educate myself such as tying my own hands together to prevent writing. This is not anyone's fault other than my own brain. I have to write on something to do math. Even the simple stuff. My current main solution is air...
    Prefrontal Prefrontal 16-17, T 1 Response Jun 24, 2009

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    What The Org Wants And For My Own Benefit

    two most important skills that any organization wants are math skills and writing skills..err.. I know my change when I give my money to the cashier... its quite easy actually..however U.S coins are damn hard to know their value.. quarters and pennies are the easiest.. the mix up...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F Jan 12, 2011

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    Math Was Never For Me

    I have to use my fingers for counting. I try to write in the air but I can never remember the numbers that I already wrote down in the air. Because I can't see it! 
    rhawn rhawn 22-25, F Jun 24, 2009

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