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I Stink At Math

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It hurts my head and I'm lousy at it! Starting act prep classes tomorrow so maybe that can help! Wish me luck :)
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    Today was such a blessing! I've been having a lot of stress because of my math class. My teacher is the type that teaches you something, and then the test is a whole different...
    aprilm290 aprilm290 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Somehow I know mostly every anime, cartoon, and over 200 transformers names but I can't do simple math...my life everybody. UvU
    spacekittens14 spacekittens14 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I know math is important, but its so hard. Don't ask me a math question during the summer. If you ask me what the square root of 64 is (8). I will be like "Um......onions".
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Dear Algebra, stop asking us to find your X she's not coming back and we don't know Y either (hehe i saw this on facebook)
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    To Sammisakura Answer to zero divided by zero.
    Zampax Zampax 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    OMFG!, it makes no sense.. But i know, or guess, that for someone who likes it, it may make perfectly sense, it is just fun for them. Lol, so much when learning math is about...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    It's boring... Just numbers and ****
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I used to be pretty good at math... But that was when my (ex) best guy friend and I would always try to beat each other in tests, work, homework, and assignments- while helping...
    ImBatmanShhh ImBatmanShhh 16-17, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Dear Math. I'm not your therapist, go solve your own problems ... - Anon
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm not good with math! I need help. anyone wanna help me?
    gilbertk96 gilbertk96 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Flunking Math For as long as I can recall, math has always been my worst subject, without a doubt. I have failed math on more than a few grading periods and even had to repeat a...
    BlueJeanedPrincess BlueJeanedPrincess 56-60, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    how i see math: if you have 12 apples and i have 100 pens, how many french fries will fit in Mathew's mouth? pink because deer have antlers
    DemonsFreak DemonsFreak 13-15, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Today 8/20/15, Was a stressful day at school. First of all, the schedule has changed and now it's all confusing. In my 2nd hour class, I have Metal Works which is a class that you...
    Jgummy123 Jgummy123 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Girls who like to fart text me
    blazer123901 blazer123901 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Hello, I’m Geoffrey Franklin Miller. My parents chose to name me Geoffrey because it means “brave and chivalrous.” They chose to name me Franklin because it means “free...
    esran2015 esran2015 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Hot humid weather - air-conditioning + geometry= BAD
    painterchick painterchick 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Tomorrow's our midterm exam on Algebra and I'm not getting any of what I'm studying :/
    turkeymachine turkeymachine 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I had a horrible teacher that was mean to everybody. Even the really nice kids. But one embarrassing day, she yelled at me for not understanding. It's her own fault for not...
    Abbyi25 Abbyi25 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    This is a subject that I'm told I'm good at, but I feel is overly complicated, and there are too many rules. I get good grades, but it it far harder for me then other students.
    RedHeadedNinja RedHeadedNinja 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I enrolled in college for the summer term. It was kind of a random decision. I worked full time this previous year, I expected to spend what I had saved and travel the country...
    TrickRTreat17 TrickRTreat17 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Once in math test my class mates solved the question in five lines mine was solved in two pages ! My teacher wrote on my exam paper WEIRD !!!!
    sedna123 sedna123 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I love how I smell after I go a few days without showering. I also think its a sin to use deodorant hahaha
    iris115461 iris115461 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    As I'm doing my homework I'm writing out the problems just because I like to. I think I need to eat something. Look at the bottom.
    SlabOfMeat SlabOfMeat 22-25, M Aug 17

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    Mathematics is the language of the Universe.
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 16