I Stink At Math

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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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 13, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Feb 20, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 23, 2009
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