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    Default Are You Good at Math?

    I've been wondering about this for a while. . .

    I was a natural at/good at math in my younger years but then I got depressed in high school and stopped really trying to learn just when the difficulty got kicked up several notches. If not for that I may have continued on to do well at math- or not? i'll never really know . . .

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    Always liked it very much and am fairly good at it. I use math a lot in my daily life to organize things in my head, it is definitely a powerful tool for me.
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    Math is about accepting. I did not understand that as a kid. I thought it was supposed to be logical, that it would somehow make sense, hence the frustration when I always got to the conclusion that it didn't. So I was really bad at math simply because I had the wrong attitude. Instead I excelled in language-based classes and history, being the absolute worst among my peers at math. But when I got older, I realized that math is not so much about questioning, but about accepting that it is what it is. And that was when I realized the beauty of math.
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    I have dyscalculia.

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    I had to take up to multivariable calculus, and I also had to take physical chemistry when I was in college. By that measure I am much better at math than most. However, math is a struggle for me and I don't regard myself as good at it.
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    Im passable at math. If I can logically figure it out... I can usually make it work. If it requires lots of steps and formulas that I have to rely on my memory for... than no. Its not my best subject but not my worst either. And it CAN be fun- if its like a puzzle I can get a thrill/satisfaction from making it all come together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard View Post
    I had to take up to multivariable calculus, and I also had to take physical chemistry when I was in college. By that measure I am much better at math than most. However, math is a struggle for me and I don't regard myself as good at it.
    Yes although statistics (and accounting to a lesser degree) are things I have to do all the time so I had no choice but to improve. My husband has a degree in physics - I'm not even attempting to compete with that.
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    LOL I got an award for perseverance in math, once ... so yeah, I suck but I stick to it.
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    When it comes to daily math--figuring out tips, dividing a bill, tax percentages, etc.--I'm a whiz. I never struggled with math until college algebra. i is the square root of -1, which is an imaginary number, and it was the unravelling of my confidence in math. I still don't understand it. In high school, after raising my hand for the tenth time to say I didn't understand, my teacher actually said to me, "You're never going to get it, so you need to just give up."

    That teacher was such a great motivator.
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