Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Stink At Math

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 179 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Literally wrote this on the top of my math assignment. College math is a big struggle. I might as well go ahead and change my major! Haha, I hope things get easier or else I'm...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I keep failing my math tests. I do study but I don't understand the questions on the test. My dad is not very happy about it. I really wish I could be better at math
    AngelPets101 AngelPets101 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think this would be the best place to post this. I can't be the only math-phetishist (stupid censor system) on EP. There are a few others, but they're very sparse, from what I've...
    MathematicallyMindedFractal MathematicallyMindedFractal 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is why I hate math. I hate math because it doesn't mean anything to me. Studying math doesn't make me happy. What I care about is sociology, anthropology, creative writing...
    ArchaicBlossom ArchaicBlossom 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love stinky girl feet, it's such a turn on for me. I would grab their feet and inhale their aroma and, boy, they smell so wonderful. I also enjoy the smell of my own feet. At the...
    TheStinkyFootGirl TheStinkyFootGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was just browisng trough peopl'es questions , and someone had asked can i pass leaflets around worshipping maths, i responded how can you worship maths. It got into quite the...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I may be in pre-calculus this year, but I still suck at math. I rely on my best friend (my TI-84 C silver) to do the work for me. Math has never been my strongest subject, and a...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F Oct 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No, you don't. listen folks; it happens that many of you are complaining about mathematics, there is nothing wrong with mathematics, it's your mind that choose not to like it...
    roxanz roxanz 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have always loved Maths. I'm doing GCSE Maths in two years time. Then I want to do A level and then Maths at uni. I don't know after that but I want a job that uses Maths...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Oct 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have mathophopia which means i really hate math and i can't understand even a single thing in math!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Any girls out there with really stinky feet
    ticklerboy234 ticklerboy234 13-15, M Sep 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I literly suck at math but I'm the **** at chemistry math like I'm fantastic at it
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hope my future husband is Math Geek like I am so I can use this equation to confess my love. Math is cool!
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am in a math class for kids 2 years older than me and it feels awesome. My math class only has a couple of kids in it and THEY ARE ALL ASIAN. It's just a sea of Asian kids and...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F Oct 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love math so much, but I hate it when I don't understand! It bugs me and when I try harder, sometimes I get an even worse grade! I don't know what's wrong with me!
    musicmelody17 musicmelody17 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yeeeaah...took math 4/5 times in college before I passed.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Math was easy for me IF I had an excellent teacher who can pull all the teaching stunts to make me learn. If not...well This chick was going to pull all of your high scores down in...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    math is not my strong suit, lol. kinda frustrated!
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F Oct 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i hate math and it hates me back XD
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm stupid when it comes to mathematics That's the truth I can do it but it May take time About 5 times
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    URGH MATH ****** ME OFF. LOL xD! TOOOOO MANY PROBLEMSSSS THAT ISN'T EVEN NEEDED. BLEUGH. GO AWAY.
    quackboo quackboo 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just need this statistics class to transfer to a University... So far, I've managed to get 90% in homework assignments and a 60% on the test. It's the small mistakes that ruin me...
    ashcashftw ashcashftw 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There is something blissfully satisfying about solving a really tricky maths problem.
    ayeshaketchum ayeshaketchum 16-17, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My feet smell really bad for a girl , I absolutely love having my feet kissed and played with . Sucking on my toes . Mmm omg
    WanaGetThicker WanaGetThicker 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's already a rough day. Didn't want to get this back. Ughhh. I need help.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Help!!! "There are 32 students in a class. 24 of them have brown hair. What fraction of the students have brown hair?" HELP. I can't remember how to work this out. It's probably...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 3 Responses 52 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was at school one day, one of my teachers has the biggest *** ever, one day I was walking past and bumped into her, I said sorry and she forgave me, but as she turned around she...
    lavahound1234 lavahound1234 13-15, M Oct 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    how do I simplify i^46 I need more characters to post this so please help me
    panace panace 16-17, F Sep 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    2. What is the range of the relation? {(1, 2), (2, 4), (3, 2), (4, 6)} (Points : 4) {1, 2, 3, 4} {1, 2, 3, 4, 6} {2, 4, 6} {2, 4...
    sexypinkprincess sexypinkprincess 16-17, F Sep 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Lemme share to you a proof of one of my favorite things ever! We take two numbers, {x_0, x_1}. These represent the initial two terms of a sequence (one very much like the...
    MathematicallyMindedFractal MathematicallyMindedFractal 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok, I need help with business calculus. Anybody have any suggestions like helpful websites or books?
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M Sep 29

    Your Response

    Cancel