My ability to solve and comprehend math problems is probably on par with that of a lobotomized chimpanzee on crack.

# How good are you at math?

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I was pretty good at math up until calculus. Fuck calculus.

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I always could be better at math than I am :P

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I've been decent enough at what I've come across as an aerospace engineering major so far. Which amounts to jack shit really when evaluating if I'm truly good at math or not, but nothing has been too bad for me yet.

I don't even want to know what math majors have to go through though.

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Well, I really Iove Maths.. But I still use the calculator alot...:D

There is no shame in that. My professor told me that if you arent using a calculator, youre wasting your time. Your ability to understand complex equations is more important.

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I used to love math, now I have a love-hate relationship with it. Always had top grades until my final year of high school then that year the math teacher was pregnant and at a point she had to stop teaching...ok, it happens...a month without math...then when we finally get a substitute teacher, she had a completely different teaching method, picked up at a completely different point than where we were, got us all mixed up, taught us for 2 months, got pregnant and left as soon as she started showing. Ok, now that's annoying...4 months without a teacher again (wtf?)...3rd teacher shows up, after only a month she quits and turns out she got pregnant too...

So apparently our principal had a thing for math teachers (and he might have been an alien, considering how fast he got them pregnant every time...also how he brainwashed them into unprotected sex)...and while he was studying multiplication with them (and apparently firing them afterwards) we were the ones getting screwed =P Took me a while to recover that wasted year math-wise....eventually I caught up but never really enjoyed math much afterwards.

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Well, I really Iove Maths.. But I still use the calculator alot...:D

You still had to input the numbers/signs correctly.

Going to be soon a High School teacher,so...

Any strategies you're going to use to get kids interested/good at math?

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Awful. AWFUL.

Don't believe me? I failed basic algebra 3 times in a row in college. I put in my full effort, went to study hall, tutors, everything. I am incapable of grasping rudimentary mathematical concepts. My mind does not work that way. My dad used to scream at me trying to help with homework back in HS, so I think it's a phobia in a way. He's an optical physicist, he's not stupid, and neither am I, I just didn't inherent his mind frame.

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pretty rubbish.

i can do the basics fine but anything beyond add/subtrac/multiply/divide is a lost cause.

where it gets even worse is using maths (we refer to it as maths here rather than math) to solve actual problems. again i can do the basics (for checking change, totting up bills etc.) but ask me to use maths to solve more complex problems and null will be returned. find the most efficent route for 6 lorries to deliver 600 mackages to different homes around the country in both the shortest time and using the least fuel possible. er....er.....pi? mmmmmm pi :D. i cant even fathom the maths involved in determining things like the higs boson or even e=mc^2 (as in how did einstein actually get to that formula?).

differential equation? no idea how they work. where would it be useful? i have absolutely no idea.

where i live maths is thought using rote learning. its a complete disaster. companies have to get people in from other countries to fill their more maths dependent roles because few natives can do it.

at least i know my tables. 2+2 (carry the 1, divide by pi, multiply by the tangent of the angle of my laptops screen)...... is 5.....wait.... :-/

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Math is great. As an engineering student I took through calc III, diff eqs and linear algebra. I always wanted to take the real analysis course as well. Holy shit math is awesome. I'm pretty good at it to. Calculus is amazing and once you know how to apply it to real world problems and see how it all relates your mind gets blown (I'm looking at you structural analysis).

Well, I really Iove Maths.. But I still use the calculator alot...:D

tools of the trade. Once you understand the fundamentals there's really no reason to do anything by hand. Most complex problems are better suited toward programming and matlab.

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I used to be terrible at math until I took an astronomy class in college. My math skills improved significantly in that class, mostly because the math I was doing actually had purpose and actual results. I could observe an object and do math to figure out various aspects of that object. In high school I did math using general questions that had no feasible reasons or results and I quickly lost interest.

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Love math. I see patterns in numbers like a musician sees rhythm in sheet music. Math is perfect and it cannot lie. Nothing makes more sense to me than a perfectly stated equation.

It's beautiful.

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Love math. I see patterns in numbers like a musician sees rhythm in sheet music. Math is perfect and it cannot lie. Nothing makes more sense to me than a perfectly stated equation.

It's beautiful.

Like. :)

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Math might be my favorite subject. What happened for me was once I got past a lot of Calculus and Differential Equations, learning more methods and techniques inside of those fields just became an extra way of thinking about things until it got to the point where I feel comfortable learning new areas that I have virtually no experience in like probability and all sorts of transforms.

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Was good in high school. But I never enjoyed much past arithmetic and gave up in later years when it became optional. Most of it sounded like witchcraft. Without context, why should I care about the gradient of a curve at a single point? Maybe it has uses, but I'd like to know about them first. Nobody keeps me the dark.

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Well pretty good at it when I put my mind in to it. Though I still question myself how in the hell I got an A+ in concrete mathematics.

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I was kinda good at it back in college, but since then it all got wiped away from my brain. :P

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It depends on the type of math. I did well in the formulaic type, earning a B, B+, and an A in Calculus 1, 2, and 3 respectively (yes, my grades increased as the course levels increased). However, I didn't do so well in abstract and logical math, such as Logical Proof Methods.

- gamerguru100
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In case anyone was wondering, my limit is basic algebra. After that, I'm screwed.

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Anyone not good at basic maths is not very successful in life as in daily life maths is there ( Job , buisness , managing cash , buying / selling , building a home ). Those who are good at maths have it easier in life.

If this was true, then half of America would be homeless.

- indzman
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Anyone not good at basic maths is not very successful in life as in daily life maths is there ( Job , buisness , managing cash , buying / selling , building a home ). Those who are good at maths have it easier in life.

If this was true, then half of America would be homeless.

I never said about being homeless for not being good at maths =P Being good in maths sharpens ones brain lol. I'm not good in maths myself mind it , i regret it :)

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I'm consistently in the top 20% in most math classes, so I'd say pretty good.

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