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I Stink At Math

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    As an engineer and a past student of Navigation I have been faced with Maths problems for as long as I can remember. I have never enjoyed Maths so much. I treat Maths like a...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    With any kind of strong passion towards anything at all, most people would feel an unabated sense of jealousy and disappointment with themselves when they realise that there's a...
    miumiuganda miumiuganda 18-21, M Jan 13

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    I'm no where near being a math person. I suck at math. I am really surprised I actually passed my college algebra class. I was so scared that I was going to fail and retake the...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I think I can grasp math and be good at it because I kind of understand when the teacher gives a discussion, but when it comes to applying it to problems and such, I would then...
    Seaspiritaria Seaspiritaria 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    yeah i hate math. im not a math wiz, ok? i dont ever get it then we arent allowed to ask for help so im always lost just like today. so yeah on my report card im FAILING math. ive...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I like math, now if math would like me. I could get somewhere with it.
    TypoKytty TypoKytty 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I love math and i have got only A+ and one A this semester. My teacher seems to hate me because of it. People are angry because i get good grades. I spend a lot of time at home...
    lukashv lukashv 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    But the Maths is what I love. So the other subjects are interesting. But the Maths is what I like about them!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Yep.. My nine year old son is so smart at math.. But me.. At 4th grade math.. Hahahaha!! ^^^^
    NatCat84 NatCat84 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    You grow up to realise life is not how it was portrayed to you. You don't just make friends who stick with you regardless. YOu dont go to school college and uni and be sorted for...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Jan 14

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    Some of the stuff we learn we might not even need in the outside world. Besides in my math class one month we do one thing in math then we switch to something new the next month...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I remember my classmate in grade school. He was called by my teacher in front to answer a math problem. He got up and suddenly fainted. He was brought to the clinic only to know...
    OhTrouble OhTrouble 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    isnt an experience I was wondering If any girls want to stinkface me
    travis1998 travis1998 16-17, M Jan 18

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    I love it when you're doing a math problem and nothing seems to be working. Then you take a step back, look away for a second or two then look at it again and it just comes to you...
    wiggy1996 wiggy1996 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I never ever ever understood math. I'm not kidding I can't learn where these numbers come from or those numbers come from like it drives me cray cray . 😒
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Ok so ever since elementary school my math hasnt been that good the thing i really struggle with to this day is multiplication and division.
    harlemwildcatbaby harlemwildcatbaby 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    one word tribute for math boo
    never0empty never0empty 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    The Devil himself created Math.
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    School *sad face* I hate it I suck at math and ugggg at least I get to hang with my besties!
    BiXwolfsXbears BiXwolfsXbears 13-15, F Jan 9

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    I've just given up on math
    Christymaybe Christymaybe 13-15, F Jan 11

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    I Hate Maths. Always have, always will. I just cannot understand it ugh
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Well, I wish to win state this year. :) I never said this to anyone, but if I could do ONLY ONE club out of all of those I've been doing for 3 to 4 years, I'd choose Mu Alpha Theta...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I hate math to this day...I cheated all through high school after I took pre algebra..I just waved the white flag,I did my best until my head hurt then I just politely asked my...
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I am not where I wanted to be because of the mathematics I hate it
    thandekazn thandekazn 31-35, T 1 Response Jan 20

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    you can do alot of cool tricks with math 1x8+1=9 12x8+2=98 123x8+3=987 1234x8+4=9876 12345x8+5=98765 123456x8+6=987654 1234567x8+7=9876543 12345678x8+8=98765432 123456789x8+9...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    If I could choose two words to describe myself, they would be, "I suck at math."
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Seriously, math is the devil!
    laurenstone97 laurenstone97 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need help with this math problem... Can you help?!
    stargazer2468 stargazer2468 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hoping I pass my math exam. 9 minutes until the test. Ahhhhh I'm freaking out. Lol wish me luck. :(
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    OK so I go out to get skunked about once every 1 or 2 weeks. I LOVE THE SMELL! I'm actually planning to get sprayed tomorrow night.