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

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Karen P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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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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jeew-m | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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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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mimerajver | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

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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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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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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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rcmath | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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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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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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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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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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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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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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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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sextonsinead | eNotes Newbie

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Well in total it depends on the person. I however like maths because I get great joy in figuring out a question and the challenge it may bring. But lots of people hate maths to. So really it's a Matter of opinion...

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just-s | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I use to like math but now i don't because of my teacher

yes me 2!! my teacher is so boring and  he is retired but still teaching:-(.......he keeps making mistakes while teaching and then just corrects himself without telling us what he did to get it right......oh yeah he also gets irritated when u ask a question!! we have to just sit and listen to him teach himself for the whole time.

he was an exellent teacher when he was young.he is old he taught my uncle who is now 48...... the teacher is about 68 now!!

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susdas | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

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H ha HA ha.

I am quite surprise that many people hate mathematics.

But one thing is very sure that its very interesting and its all about knowledge.

the most interesting thing is the competition in mathematics. I use compete with my classmates whenever i get a chance thus it increases your knowledge..


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pattygracie | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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i've always loved math. it is the one subject in which you are either right or wrong and your marks do not depend on whether the marker understood what you were trying to say or not.

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salimj | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I hated Maths when I was a student and I think still I hate. But Maths is important for a better living.

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francy17 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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Math and I have a love/hate relationship. Math is a difficult subject for myself, however, with the right teacher and a lot of practice I have come to enjoy it to some degree.

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sunidhi1997 | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) eNoter

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If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.  ~

i really enjoy while doing maths its my fav... subject... i love maths!!!!!

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manishamishra | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

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hey!!!math is something which definitely needs understanding and likeness.we say that whenever we want something we will have to loose something for that.same as that math needs time,patience and consistency to be spend which makes one expertise in it or makes some other people to hate it. wont believe that i was a student in class 8 who got 8 out of 80 but from that very day i took a vow to fight with it although i never loved it to do  math but the repeated trying of getting answers and doing another sums gave me 70 marks out of 80 in class 9, this was very surprising for me to believe but from then on i got a very high confidence level in maths and that  is what one should need to excel.

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angel-girl | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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I like Math :) You have to learn to like it if you want to do well in it!! :)

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ayeshanihal | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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love or hate maths???

how many people love or hate maths??

sometimes i think i love maths because it is like a game as my father says and tachers also .and sometimes i hate if i get rally very bad marks .but now i like maths.i dont know about why you hate maths.but i used to hate maths before not now

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kittmanch | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

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me.....hmmmm.....luv maths n sumtimes h8 it too...its interesting ven u noe it bt gets boring when u dont noe how to solve d sums....also new topics get boring here in 10th. :(


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scorpio37 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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Mathzzz,an ahhmaaziin subject obce u learn to do it, n do it with no other matter botherin u. Just lyk any othe subject, maths completely depends on practise, and ur personality. But, whtever it be, maths can neva b completely ignored, cz its an important lyf of lyf.

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bewanju | College Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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am passionate about it but its purely attitude that makes people to fail or pass maths. with the right attitude you may not believe the miracle behind maths. try it today.

write ATTITUDEwith the numerical values of each letter= 100%

A=1,T=20,I=9,U=21,D=4,E=5. hence 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100


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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Maths is my first love and still maintains that position. It makes my mind work, though it has gone slow now with age. Applied Maths became may favorite as it helped me in almost every subject I studied in university to become a mechanical engineer and continued to help me during my professional career. Just love it.

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pororohandy | Student | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Good Question i Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove Maaaaaaaatttttttttthhhhhhhhhhhhssssssssssss

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just-s | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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:-)....... why do so many people like maths yet i dont like it that much??? how do i get about liking it?....

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overworked | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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I love maths, but i am super lazy and i never study enough.

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just-s | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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well i wish i could be like those of you who like maths.....really i tried my best to try and like it but i ended up hating it more^_^

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just-s | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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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.

haha good one but i still can say that i dont really like maths:-(

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just-s | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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oh yeah and it's boring it's not like other subjects where it gets interesting...maths is just boring!!!

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just-s | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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atleast i got some company because i hate maths!!!

it's like everywhere you must keep solving for x!!

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latennista | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 3) eNoter

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love love love it! its so fascinating and enigmatic, and there are so many interesting things to do with it!

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