Is Maths an unsolved mystery to you?

December 24, 2009 2:27am CST
That's what I feel, it seems to be worrying me for quite a long time now,since childhood I have tried my best to neglect it, avoid it and some times even pretend that it doesn't exist at all but despite my sincere and failed efforts it keeps coming back just to make me nervous and break my confidence into pieces, but you know what,I won't give up guys,I'll fight back.What's Maths .....+,/,-,#,$,%, by the way?
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@bird123 (10484)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Do not fear math. Math always adds up. There is always a correct answer. Once you understand how things work,it will no longer scare you. Get a good teacher who explains good. If not, there are tudors who can.You can learn anyhing. If you can't, that simply means you haven't put your time and effort into it.It's just a bit of work.Soon those who fear math will look at you and say wow! THere is that math genius. So open your mind to the knowledge. Let your determination take you to places others fear to reach. You can do this. I believe in you!!!!
@firemom31 (599)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I have always struggled with math. I have taken several classes to attempt to understand and master it, but nothing helps. When I look at a math problem I actually feel anxious and it's like I'm looking at a foreign language. It has made it very difficult to continue my education. I have not been able to comeplete my college degree because I cannot pass accounting classes, but I have straight A's in all my other courses. It really is hard on a person's confidence and self esteem.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
24 Dec 09
i completely disagree with you. if someone is good at math its one of the most accurate forms of understanding things.
@maximax8 (27954)
• United Kingdom
24 Dec 09
Maths is certainly an unsolved mystery to me. I am not very good at Maths. When I was fourteen years old my Maths teacher said "If you are so thick I am not going to bother to explain it to you again". That made me stop trying to understand Maths. In the exam I got a grade F. I wanted to become a primary school teacher and the entrance requirements included a grade C in Maths. I got the most amazing Maths tutor. He deserves a medal for getting me the necessary knowledge to get a grade C. Yes, I managed to get a grade C. I fell over and broke my wrist I was given 25% time in the exam. So it was a combination of getting an excellent tutor and getting 25% more time. He used to say "If you don't understand I will explain it to you as many times as it takes". That was what U needed. I am a primary school teacher. I can handle Maths for children aged 5 to 6, 6 to 7 and 7 to 8. After age 9 Maths is really too challenging for me.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Hi, mariah_5. Yes it is a mystery to me too. Especially when math gets all technical, that is when it gets too hard to even do. Don't give up. Keep practicing and you will master this hard concept.