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Numerophobia

I can't count.

 

Well, okay, I can count.  I can even sometimes subtract and multiply.  And I can still remember Pythagoras' theorem and how to work out the area of a triangle.  But that's about it.

 

I've always been really bad at Maths.  I have no idea why.  I was always pretty good at every other subject in school, but when it came to Maths as soon as the teacher started talking I would zone out and happy music would start playing in my head (I often find that I can hear the theme from The Magic Roundabout when I start to zone out.  I wonder if there is a word for that kind of crazy).

 

I think I only passed my GCSE maths exam because my mother sat me down the night before and taught me long multiplication and division and how to work out percentages.  I remember opening the paper and the first question being a sum about working out VAT.  I was so happy.

 

But yeah, after my GCSEs I dropped that subject like a hot coal, and never took anything maths-based again.

Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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Ahhh, at least I'm not the only one who had to retreat to a happy place. Though you sound more creative than I. I'll have to check out your group later...

Iv written a story about my math related issues in the I am Mathmatically Challenged Group.

I used to zone out by making pretty patterns by colouring the graph paper squares with different colour pens and lines of varying thickness and direction.

I guess its impossible to be good at everything!

I was good at the three sciences, but I just had a block when it came to maths. I think everyone had one subject that they were bad at, though...

Hey i hear you, with the exeption of math and science i did pretty good in school. I just dont think my brain is made to take in math. I dont know , when learning math i think for me its like a dislexic person learning to read. When it comes to basic math i am seriously a wizz even with fractions. Anyway , i know what your sayin , math just never clicked with me.