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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Many things annoy, and this list could be much more detailed and extensive, but I find it best not to torture people with the boredom that is my rambling. 1. Improper grammar. We...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 38 mins ago

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    I hate math but I'm actually really good at it. Math always came easy to me but I don't like it. It's annoying as hell.
    SunkenHeart SunkenHeart 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I had a fun afternoon my mom let have have a two friends over, Mathew and John. And they tickled me SILLY! We went to my room and hung out. But they started asking me if I was...
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Once I was in school I was in the mathematics class and that day the teacher didn't came.There was a boy in the class who was staring at my belly, I didn't noticed that my shirt's...
    sherinoswald sherinoswald 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I know in one side it's my fault, but I often feel like I don't deserve all of this. I always had problems relating to people and I used to spend time doing math, I decided I...
    Mmarta24 Mmarta24 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hey math go solve your own problems
    ella1243 ella1243 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    i was in 8th standard when this new teacher joined in for Maths. Mostly we had oldies in teaching staff, but her her entry spiked spice in our school days. I just use to stare at...
    gr8philin gr8philin 31-35, M 17 hrs ago

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    As if the world is not already overpopulated and filthy enough,babies are born into this stinky,rotten,falling apart violent world. And babies are annoying,a nuisance and all the...
    Iloveowl Iloveowl 26-30, F 18 hrs ago

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    I woke up at 6:40 this morning to my little sister knocking on the door. I had told them to wake me up when they woke up the night before so I'd make them breakfast. I rolled out...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    I'm some times horrible at math but some times I'm great at it
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "...Hold onto my hands, I feel I'm sinking, sinking without you. And to my mind, everything's stinking, stinking without you. And in the night, I could be helpless, I could be...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I was in High School I used to have a Math teacher who was a wh0remonger and idiot. He was flirty with some of my classmates and he always talked about nightclubs and...
    disappeared88 disappeared88 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    When you're cone... The CranberriesHold onto love that is what I do now that I've found you.And from above everything's stinking, they're not around you.And in the night, I could...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I was dyslexic as a child and had enough trouble reading and writing without trying to work out figures and to this day simple maths is all I can do .
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always say I became an artist so I wouldn't have to do math....that didn't quite work out. I do tons of geometry and algebra. I still cannot do simple math in my head. My brain...
    painterchick painterchick 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    like really bad hehe at least I'm good in English.
    partytrap partytrap 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    All I ever knew was smoking, since I was raised by a smoker and I started myself when I was 12 years old. Back then, people didn't care about smoking around kids. It was the time...
    SicklySweetOne SicklySweetOne 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I maybe am horrible at maths, but I don't hate it. I really want to understand it but I'm a bit too lazy
    Raviera Raviera 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ugh math, why does it exist?! M ental A buse T o H umans
    SwimmingWithJaws528 SwimmingWithJaws528 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    “The question of whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the Universe has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed...
    azaun azaun 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    hello everyone i am back ina new problem with my parents this time i really ****** up i failed at math i faild really hard but still my major next year is physics and 4 unites in...
    flife flife 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    that's why I don't leave the house without a calculator ??
    muradgh muradgh 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am, and always have been. When I think of all the time I've wasted at school trying to get to grips with the stupidest of equations and problems, and worrying myself sick over...
    LadySylvia LadySylvia 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate the math so much!! I'm always make my teacher talk more or give her the hard time for kill time in the class.
    F333 F333 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Has anyone else ever done this thing where you count time differently? If I wanted to say 5:30 a different way, I would say it was 4:90 because then it u would reduce it so there...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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