# Are you good in math?

@sharon6345 (142748)

United States

April 20, 2016 11:23am CST

Math was something I was good in only on a high school level. I left school knowing a lot about math. Over the years as I forgot a lot I know nothing about math. The math that is being taught now looks like a foreign language to me. I don't know how anyone will manage if they don't know it.
I want to learn some of it just in case I will need it. The problem is it's starts hard even from the beginning. Are you able to do the current days math?

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@Mike197602 (13937)

• United Kingdom

20 Apr 16

I wasn't good at maths in school as I couldn't see the point of it.
I'd always planned to go into the army so couldn't see why I needed to learn quadratic equations and such.
Now I still can't see the point of them but I'm good at the basics that you need to live...such as percentages and adding, dividing and subtracting.

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@infatuatedbby (98508)

• United States

20 Apr 16

For everyday life's the basics is good enough

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@sharon6345 (142748)

• United States

20 Apr 16

That is good I would love to learn more.

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@GardenGerty (104294)

• United States

20 Apr 16

Much of the higher level math is really not needed for the average person.

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@infatuatedbby (98508)

• United States

20 Apr 16

Math was my worst subject but I still passed with a B throughout the years. Id be proud if I got an A!

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@Mike197602 (13937)

• United Kingdom

20 Apr 16

some people would need to be fairly good at maths to work out discounts when they go shopping

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@Mike197602 (13937)

• United Kingdom

20 Apr 16

PS...another UK/US difference is you say math and we say maths

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@GardenGerty (104294)

• United States

20 Apr 16

They come up with all kinds of ways just to teach the same old thing. If you can add and subtract for your bank accounts and measure fractions for baking or making stuff you probably know all the math you will ever need unless you just enjoy it.

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@LovingMyBabies (69817)

• Jacksonville, Florida

20 Apr 16

Oh I was always awful at math. I actually almost didn't graduate high school because of math. The teacher passed me because I was going to her every single day and staying after school with her 3 hours a day just to try to understand it. She saw I was trying my hardest and I just don't grasp it so she passed me-thank God!

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@CaptAlbertWhisker (28940)

• Calgary, Alberta

20 Apr 16

If I was good in Math I would have pursued being an astronaut of a video game programmer. Sadly my aspergers and add gave me dyscalcula.

@rina110383 (24069)

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20 Apr 16

It was my favorite subject when I was still a student and get to apply its basic concepts in my daily living.

@KristenH (25161)

• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

20 Apr 16

I'm terrible in math. I had a terrible time passing it in college and needed a tutor to help me with my studies. I can do basic math and that's about it--nothing higher than that.

@shaggin (38594)

• United States

20 Apr 16

The math they are teaching now is supposed to be so that way people can figure it out in many different ways since everyone learns and processes things differently. I seriously think most of it was just easier the way we were taught we I was young. My kids do wonderful in math no matter what so I am very thankful for that. I however was terrible at math.