love or hate maths??? how many people love or hate maths??

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Math used to confuse me. I would get good marks but never why, what, or how! Now, I like to read the history of math and am expecting to take a math class or two all over again: "It's good exercise for the brain," as John Woolsey said to Roddy...

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Math used to confuse me. I would get good marks but never why, what, or how! Now, I like to read the history of math and am expecting to take a math class or two all over again: "It's good exercise for the brain," as John Woolsey said to Roddy McDowell.

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Love or hate maths.............

Hmmmmmmmm thats interesting. I love maths but my sister hates. It's something depend on your talent. It's something based on your capacity of brain. Actually not the capacity, thats how effectively your mind can analyse the problem. Usually girls are weak in analysing difficult problems and boys are better than them. That comes from nature. Girls are good in lower grade maths but when it comes to higher grades boys come top.

This is why you find more male engineers than female engineers.

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We tend to hate a subject when we do not understand its usefulness, the logic underlying it, or both. 

I'm sorry to say that I never had a good Maths teacher, so I just scraped through and was greatly relieved when I finished school, thinking that was the end of my suffering. 

When I entered the School of Psychology, I discovered that Statistics was compulsory, and that I had to deal with it without a Maths subject to help, as it was assumed that we had learnt enough Maths at school. 

I nearly dropped out. My husband, an engineer and great mathematician, started coaching me from square one so that I could move on. This time I had found a really good teacher. I stopped hating Maths the minute I began to understand what I was doing and why. 

I cannot say that I love it as I love the humanities... too late for that. But at least I accept Maths is important and useful, and when my own child started with the "I hate Maths" singsong, I hastened to get him the best extra help available (he wouldn't sit and work with his father.) That child is now an electronic engineer. 

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I can say, please love math. 

whether you are good and not so good in numbers, we should take in to consideration to learn them because eventually we will use it in the future. 

p.s. you dont have to be very genius to love math. just take some time to understand them (i do have a lot of struggles in finding solutions as well)

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Hate/love are pretty strong words. I will say, I love a challenge and math challenges me to think and use my brain.
 

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I hate math.  I've never liked it and I dread the times when I have to use it.  With that said, I am good at math.  It was always an easy subject for me in school.  It's not that I don't like it because I don't understand it, I just don't like it.  I find it frustrating and irritating.  I suppose it's mostly because math is very logical.  It is typically straight forward and involves a lot of linear thinking.  That's just not how my brain works.  While I can use math and I frequently do, I still don't enjoy it.

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I hated it when I was a student, but feel different about it now. I wouldn't dare say I'm any good at it, but I find math to be fascinating, especially as it relates to statistics and physics. 

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Do we have to love it or hate it?  I'm somewhere in between.  I really enjoy being able to figure things out mathematically.  It's like being a detective or something. But I never was able to do well at the higher levels of math.  So I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.

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