People Who Don't Like Math (Except Algebra and Logic)

@owstalaga (4570)
Philippines
September 2, 2015 4:54am CST
Earlier I had an 8 minute online exam on numerical reasoning and I bombed it. Dangit. The time was too short for a 15 or 20 item exam! I don't really like math that much, or maybe I just have the artist stereotype thinking of hating math. Ugh. I do like solving problems and equations hence my love for algebra and the quadratic equation, but I still bombed that very short exam and I hate it. If I had a longer time frame I would have done a better job. This means I have to practice on more numerical aptitude exams if I want to improve on it. Oh boy. Anybody else also got a problem with math?
http://ls.poly.edu/~jbain/Cat/lectures/01.BranchesofMath.pdf
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@allknowing (68893)
• India
10 Oct 15
Maths was my favourite subject and I did quite well. My only problem was that I lost marks because of careless mistakes.
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@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
10 Oct 15
I still wonder what is in math that is enjoyable for some people. I know about Algebra but other maths, except the basics, I just don't like.
@allknowing (68893)
• India
10 Oct 15
@owstalaga We had subjects such as trigonometry, calculus, and geometry while at college. I have forgotten quite a bit of it.Solving problems gets one the 'high; They are intriguing too such as any number raised to the power of zero is one. And zero raised to any power is zero. Go find out
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@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
10 Oct 15
@allknowing Yes I did get highs when solving algebra problems, that's why I loved the subject back in high school. Not interested in all the rest though.
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• Philippines
9 Oct 15
Me I like math because math likes me. If you need a tutor I can be. I am a part time tutor.
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@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
10 Oct 15
Oh that's cool. Maybe if I need it I will contact you, who knows? Do you tutor online? Where do you get your tutoring jobs?
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• Philippines
11 Oct 15
@owstalaga From my clients, I post online and I do home-based tutoring.
@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
11 Oct 15
@jvincent_129 Oh that's cool.
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• Bucharest, Romania
3 Sep 15
I don't have a problem with maths. I like it.
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@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
3 Sep 15
Oh that's good then. Any tips in getting better with math?
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• Bucharest, Romania
3 Sep 15
@owstalaga a good teacher would help
@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
3 Sep 15
@Cristi_Ichim Thought you had other tips.
@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
10 Oct 15
I love math. Specially when I am always seeing a Php or USD in front of it. I love Algebra and hated Triigo. :)
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@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
10 Oct 15
Ah that's business then and not math exactly. I loved Algebra too! All those equations are so lovable!!! Trigo was okay but Algebra was my favorite.
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@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
11 Oct 15
Haha! It is lovely to see numbers to have monetary signs on it. :)
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@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 15
I always like Math since I was young. I just think it's an interesting subject to study, and we do not need to memorize for exam as long as we got the concept right. But, after years not studying Math, I think I will surely fail for the exam. I think we need to always practice in order to remember something or be good at something, at least for me, as I'm not a talent. My 6yo son is always asking me about the Math now, so I think my calculation (mental Math) has been improved slightly lately.
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@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
3 Sep 15
alright! that's cool. Benefits of having kids eh? Makes the mind sharp because you have to.
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@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 15
@owstalaga Yes, it is. I have really learned a lot ever since I became a mother. I have learned many skills that I never thought I'd learn, such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, drawing, etc. Though I am not an expert in doing these, at least I can make some toys for my children, that's good enough for me.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
I am with you-- oh hello by the way-- @owstalaga on having the artistic creative application kind of thinking usually engaged where doing equation with numbers, finding resolutions with numbers or their 1/2 or 1/4 descendants etc--- not my thing either. It is not that I hate math (because for some reason I loved Geometry and plane geometry when I got interested in drafting but that was again, creative application of numbers . . . ), but it kind of intimidates me regarding my other skills
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@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Well, I hate fractions too.
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• Philippines
3 Sep 15
I am not good in Math, lol! I am very careless with numbers even if it's only addition and subtraction. If there is one thing that I can't live without, it's probably my calculator. In school though, I remember I did good in Algebra and Calculus but that was long time ago.
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@owstalaga (4570)
• Philippines
3 Sep 15
Yeah, good thing there are calculators or else we'd be in trouble. Never learned Calculus in college because I shifted to Fine Arts. Bwahaha~ I heard a lot of things about it being difficult and such but maybe I would have been good with it because I also like Algebra? Who knows? I'd rather not know for now.