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Old 08-26-2010  
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I can't say I hate maths, but that alegabra stuff nearly did my head in at school.
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Old 08-26-2010  
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I like the idea of math, but I don't like having to do it myself. I'm very intrigued at how others can see something in all of those numbers & letters. I would love to be able to see it myself. So, even though I'm fascinated by math, especially harder types of math, I'm very bad at it because my brain can't make sense of it, which is why I don't like doing it.

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Old 08-27-2010  
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I hate maths because firstly, it caused my academic downfall.

Now i'm back to accounting, but if it wasn't for maths, I don't what kind of academic path I would take up.
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Old 08-27-2010  
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Just remember not even Mathematics is an exact science.... One plus one can equal many things....
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however mathematics in itself has served us very welll.....Please explain calculus again.... LOL
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Old 09-07-2010  
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Maybe because I failed it, utterly and completely, from elementary school through high school, and only because of tutors and ultra kind college professors was I able to obtain my GED and get into college at all...

Now here I am about to take a Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra class in my 2nd year of college... and I still loathe the subject...

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Old 09-07-2010  
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i fail to see the beauty of math i suppose. to me its just a bunch of unnecessary work that is really hard and tedious.
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Old 09-11-2010  
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"The truth is, math is everywhere. Even if you aren't making direct use of it, it's cleverly disguised in everything you do. Every time you turn on your computer, cross a bridge, ride an elevator, flick a light switch, or take a bite out of a slice of cake, know that plenty of math went into it. Whether it be a simple measurement, or complicated calculus, it's in there somewhere. And so, I ask that we all make an effort to give math the respect that it deserves."

I have to agree with AwkwardAmanda. We'd all be just a few steps removed from living in caves if it wasn't our understanding and ability to use and apply mathematical concepts to solve problems.

I understand that some people's strengths lay elsewhere, but I cringe when people have the attitude that math (and science) are unnecessary to have a basic understanding of. Like Amanda said, math is everywhere.
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Old 09-11-2010  
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Just remember not even Mathematics is an exact science.... One plus one can equal many things....
Science isn't the yardstick of "exactness." Mathematics is as exact as it gets. It's not a science but is instead presupposed by the scientific method.
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Old 09-11-2010  
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I never actually disliked math. I remember liking Physics back in my high school days which had a lot of math involved in it.
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Old 09-15-2010  
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I think just plain math is boring. But the application of it can be quite interesting. I never knew that you could apply algorithms to areas of biology until college.
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Old 09-15-2010  
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I have NEVER liked math because it gets too confusing to me. I tend to "over-think" everything and make problems much more difficult than what they should be. Of all the math fields, algebra I think is the easiest for me. I can plug numbers into equations and it makes more sense. Geometry? I was sooooo bad at that!! Proofs made absolutely NO sense!

However, I DO respect those who enjoy math. I really don't think there are many people who actually enjoy the subject and hey, we need people like that right? It takes all sorts to make the world go 'round!

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Old 10-14-2010  
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I hate math, it can all burn in a fiery hell. It's a worthless, pointless waste of time and knowing that I have to take math as a requirement in college pisses me off.
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Old 10-15-2010  
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Most people, including me, don't like math because it proves to be too much of a headache for the most part. I personally think math is so hard because you're learning a lot of things at once, and if you fall behind on the subject it's very difficult to pick up on the rest. Math has its own language, new words, context, and arrangement. It also introduces us formally to logic and teaches us how to think and reason. Math is often a non-tangible as it takes place in the mind and not out where we can actually put our hands on it.

Math basically trains the mind. Just as we learned to walk, it takes a long time and we have to go through the beginning steps such as crawling and there are inevitably going to be a lot of falls during those steps. If you understand now what you studied last year then you're probably doing okay, but math isn't for everyone. Each piece of math is built upon what has gone before. Simply put, it's hard because we are not taught to think or use logic as often as it is used in math.

I understand math's purpose in the world, but I find it very difficult to understand in terms of solving it. I think the reason is because I don't particularly enjoy the subject itself and my mind picks up on that negativity towards the subject and shuts off my brain from properly picking up on the things I'm being taught.
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Old 10-15-2010  
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Some of the modules on my Music Technology course at uni have been far too maths heavy for my liking. I just get absolutely no enjoyment or satisfaction from deconstructing things of beauty in to the mathematical components they're made up of.

Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely appreciative of the people that do understand its concepts and are willing to share that knowledge with the world in terms that are probably beneath their intellect. Hell knows where we'd be in terms of technological advancement or our general understanding of the Universe if there weren't dudes out there that dug the odd equation or two. I'm just saying that it's not for me.

I suppose, mainly, I just find the subject extremely difficult and so any and all scenarios in which I have to actually use it leaves me feeling frustrated and uncomfortable. Everybody else on my course just seems to breeze through all the maths and psychics that the lecturers throw at us whereas, most of the time, I'm left bewildered. And if there's one thing I don't need it's another reason to feel separate or inferior to my peers.

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Old 10-15-2010  
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I got better things to do! I don't like the damn things because they keep asking me stupid questions all the time.

No really, mathematics are fine with me man. All of us have to use them in one degree or another. It is simple math that operates much of our everyday world around us. Then there are the physicists who have taken mathematics to beautiful plains and twists in our world around us. All around the grandeur of the large and into the realm of the subatomic.
I would give my right arm to understand our universe even as well as our best might. All the while knowing it is only a drop in an ocean of the unknown.
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Old 10-15-2010  
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i used to hate maths but i know love for it because i like sports betting and working out odds and statictics and probability is all to do with maths
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Old 10-23-2010  
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It's not my thing. Lots of work and no creativity. No room to breathe. Math is a precise language not meant to be tweaked for self-expression.

I prefer art and philosophy.
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I just struggle with alot of it i mean im taking remedial math at college for the 3rd time i think....were doing these binomials and polynomials and theres just so many ways of doing the equation that we need to memorize otherwise the whole thing will get messed up....its just nerve wrecking -_-
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