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    Man I Hate Calculus!!!!!!!

    I always struggled a little but calculus straight killed me. It really confused and frustrated me. I used to buckle down and study every night and 10 minutes later I couldn't remember anything I just learned. I got a tutor and everything but I just couldn't get it. What really...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2010

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    Huh???

    Okay, I can count well and budget my money good. But other than that, complicated equations leave me lost! :-o I would say I'm only good to up to 6th grade math! Seriously. From then on, it was the only subject at school that I earned a hard F on. Heehee! XD It was weird...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    Maths

    i've always been totally crap at maths,i hated it at school.even now i have to use the calculator on my phone to work out sums,.....what a dummy!
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    Funny Lesson

    i sat down when the teacher said :whats x2+x4 i thought and replied:more fingers then i can be bothered to count
    anotheryou anotheryou 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    Algebra Is Evil :o

    Once upon a time there was a girl who was given a book titled 'Algebra One'. She started it. Three times. Each time only getting halfway through before she had to start over because of her grades. She finally switched programs and is now in the middle of restarting that one as...
    jularia12 jularia12 16-17 Sep 17, 2010

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    Used To Be Good Then It Went Downhill

    When I was in junior school I was really good at maths and the second I went into secondary school it all went downhill and I think I know why. Due to the large number of pupils all the classes that had spaces for pupils who were good were full so as a result I went into the...
    dalv2011 dalv2011 26-30, M May 18, 2012

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    Mental Block

    I am so intimidated by the subject of math that I would make my husband (big math geek) check my son's math homework for fear that I wouldn't know the right answer myself. Probably the most humiliating thing about this phobia is the fact that I'm Asian and people just seem to...
    terrys1girl terrys1girl 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2009

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    Math Has Ruined My Life.

    Everything that has went wrong in my life I can honestly blame on math. It took my almost perfect ACT score and turned it into remedial city. I have lost scholarship, sleep, and 30 lbs because of math. I took college algebra three times before I made a C. I picked the...
    cantdomath33 cantdomath33 36-40 Jan 7, 2013

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    I Hate Math

    Stupid Algebra, stop making me looking for your X, she is not coming back and don't bother looking for Y either.
    TinaFeyforever TinaFeyforever 26-30, F Feb 20, 2013

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    Not Uneducated. Self-enducated.

    If someone held a gun to my head and said, "DO LONG DIVISION OR I'LL BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT!" I'd be really screwed. Asking me to solve even rudimentary mathematical problems would be like asking me to impregnate myself, or to travel back...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 22, 2009

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    In Countless Ways

    1. I argued with one of you in here that I am 34. Huh. It took YOUR math to show me I'm REALLY 33!  2. I believe 1+1= 3 or more! See: 1 male + 1 female = offspring!  C'mon! In my defense, I'm HALF right! :) 3.Take a look at my bank book. No...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    I Was So Ashamed.

    My dad was a Civil Engineer and used a lot of it in his job. I remember seeing all these formulas and numbers n his blueprints... He was fantastic at Math.  I was ashamed to ask my dad for help so my marks were always low and he would ask me why I didnt ask for help. I...
    dolcelina dolcelina 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2009

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    I Have No Career!

    Since I was 17,  I've been wringing my hands about what I wanna be when I grow up.  I'm 49.  I still don't know.  Everything I think of gets ruled out because it requires...you guessed it...MATH!  At birth I got the artistic bent and creativity thing...
    Mathophobia Mathophobia 46-50 May 13, 2009

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    If Words Were Spelled With Numbers Instead Of Letters I'd Be Illiterate

    Wouldn't be able to spell "math" or "help" for that matter. Wouldn't be able to read or type or even play on EP......what a horrid thought!
    luvlymi luvlymi 56-60, F Nov 21, 2011

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    Math Moron.

    I am a math moron. Ever since grade 4 (when multiplication started) I struggled with math. I just can't do it. In high school I failed grade 9 and 10 math and had to repeat both years. I felt like such an idiot. My grade 9 and 10 math teachers made a laughingstock out of me too...
    IMPogueMahone IMPogueMahone 46-50, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    Math Is My Worst Subject In My Whole Life, Always Failed At It

    Through out my life so far through grade school & high school I always sucked at math no matter what I always felt embarassed. Im in a Workplace level (essential,SSTW {The special needs course}). From what i can do in math ok with is single digit numbers adding or subtracting but...
    jdoggs jdoggs 16-17, M Aug 15, 2011

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    Math... What Is That ?

      I suck at math , and algebra, and calculus and everything that has to do with numbers. I can balance my checkbook and make calculations about how much I need to spend each month but that´s about it. My daughter is in fifth grade. I am not at that level, yet. I...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    2+2=7!

    Ok, I'm not THAT bad. I can add, and subtract.  On a good day, multiply and divide.  But no alegbra, no fractions, no word problems, nothing.  Got it? Man, my kids are so screwed.
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    I'm not "horrible" at math ... It just falls toward the bottom of my list of concepts I enjoy ;) I've studied and passed advanced math classes ... Not much of it stuck to me. I'm...
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I was at school in 1960s Britain - local Primary then by a narrow 11+ Exam pass, Grammar, both schools run by the County Council. . Allegedly very intelligent, I battled with...
    Perspicares Perspicares 61-65, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A mixture of my own inability and one or two rather bad teachers at school, text-books that do not explain things, lack of any understanding of the topics, ignorance of the real...
    Perspicares Perspicares 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    A part of me wishes I was great at Math like how I am with other subjects. Literally every subject, I have A's but damn when it comes to math. I have a cousin and she's genius at...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I dont share many stories but I figured why not. The first time I ever got stinkfaced was by a girlfriend, her butt was nice but not big. I dont remember how I talked her into it...
    stinkfacemeh stinkfacemeh 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I have always been an excellent reading/english student, and I was placed into the AP Honors program for ELA. I love reading and writing, and I also get high scores in orchestra. I...
    SamanthaJC SamanthaJC 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I hate maths! Oh my god I have always hated maths since I was born! Algebra is the worst... I hated learning fractions,decimals and percentages so much! The calculator is helpful...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    Today, 2/24/15. I took a math test. For me, it was really hard. In some of the math problems it was really easy, but the rest were really hard and could not think about how to...
    Jgummy123 Jgummy123 13-15, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    Even when I study so hard and when I think I understand something, it turns out the way I understood was wrong. I can't be good at it, even when I was younger. I hate math because...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Yes, I'm strange like that. To me, math is a puzzle. I enjoy solving math problems. I haven't always been good at math. It took years of practice
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    Having to do maths for chemistry with all the equations and for physics was horrible i hated doing that... I decided not to pursue a science career because of that! I very nearly...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I really prefer Maths to other subjects. I am in Year 10. In one year I will do TGAU in Maths. Then I want to do level A and then go to uni. I want to do Maths for ever.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Growing up I always had a strong dislike towards laugh but as I matured I started to admire. Around 7th grade, I actually started applying myself to math and found that I'm...
    BlackMagicAttack BlackMagicAttack 26-30, F 55 mins ago

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    I love math especially equations. I want to pursue a career with mathematics. Any advice? What are some.options besides a teacher?
    aprice0417 aprice0417 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    [MATHING INTENSIFIES] This is me every time I'm taking a math test and the teacher yells, "FIVE MINUTES LEFT!", but I'm not done with the first page yet. XD
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    Basking in the beautiful aromatic musk. I'm positively drenched in skunk spray right now, having been squirted repeatedly and heavily at the lake during one of my routine skunk...
    Tybron Tybron 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    That's a very serious thing .. Kinda ... I actually need help with that! I mean seriously, I dunno bout you guys but in my school we take like points 3,4,5 obvious 3 are the less...
    blackheartedxx blackheartedxx 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Dear Math, stop telling me to find your X. She's not coming back.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Help me. I suck at math. I try n try but I keep screwing up.
    amanda654321 amanda654321 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Math is what I'm worst at and it's my least fave subject. When I was in third grade we had a addition test and I like had to count. It took each of them one min at least. There...
    PikachuIsPikachu PikachuIsPikachu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    math is my least favorite class for a reason.
    YourNotSoImaginaryFriend YourNotSoImaginaryFriend 13-15, M Apr 4

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    And then Satan said, "Let's add the letters of the alphabet to mathematical equations."
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    why do i have to study mathhhhhhhhh its too damn difficult
    samanthasince samanthasince 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I hate Maths. Once you know how to add, multiply, subtract and divide, you should stop doing it 😂
    Elliexbxb Elliexbxb 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I use this app called Mathway to do my homework for me. I will try to use it on tests as long as I feel like it's safe too. I will cheat to get As on my homework and my teacher...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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