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MATH.....
Posted 9/8/12 , edited 9/8/12
Hate it - or rather, hate that I had to try and understand it. I would sit up in class dazed, only occasionally attempting to look up at the board to understand what the teacher was saying. -_- And when that failed, I just dazed out again. It makes me feel like, "Why am I here doing this shit?"
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Posted 9/8/12
Math is great. Makes the thing I'am typing this post with running - and all the network thingies in between also.
I was going to study it, nah - physics actually - but ended up with something different, but related
Posted 9/8/12

tia-dalma wrote:

"Why am I here doing this shit?"


Way to legally show your boobs.
Posted 9/8/12 , edited 9/8/12

destinypi wrote:


tia-dalma wrote:

"Why am I here doing this shit?"


Way to legally show your boobs.


Thanks for the gesture I'm sure that model would appreciate it.

Posted 9/8/12
I hated math so much it cost me 4 years of failing grades.
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Posted 9/8/12
I like math because without it we wouldn't have computers to watch anime with or TVs to watch anime with or cell phones to watch anime with or tablets to... well, you get my point.
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Posted 9/8/12
I believe 0.9999... does not equal 1. Now let the teapot war begin!

And I love math. Would also love science but I can't afford to buy a bunch of chemicals to blow up stuff with. So it's kind of boring just reading about it.
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Posted 9/8/12
fuck math

nuff said.
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Posted 9/8/12


I've been holding back reading this topic for months now, because I already basically knew what people think about Math, and how I would respond. Also, I knew I would easily see a post as insulting as the one above.

I can only guess the experience you have in Math, but my suspicion is that you haven't had much exposure to some of the exciting areas of Mathematics. If this is true, then for you to say that Math is useless is kind of like taking a Poetry class and claiming that Writing is useless, or eating a piece of bread and concluding that sandwiches suck. If you've actually made a study of theoretical Math, and decided it's useless, then your opinion might be qualified, and I won't argue with you (though I might want to know more about your reasoning). But if you've never studied past what's required by the basic secondary school, then I'd say you don't have the right to an opinion. Even if you have made a study of it, I'm sure most of the people here that say Math is useless have not studied it much. The popular perception of Math amounts to adding and multiplying some numbers or letters until you get another number or letter, which you're told is "the answer." I'll agree that this sounds boring as shit. As a side note though, do you seriously live your life without having to count things? You've never had to "calculate" whether you have enough money to buy something?

All of this is irrelevant, though, because the bulk of material on Mathematics is not about calculating; it's about solving. You are given information, and you attempt to arrive at a conclusion based on that information. Mathematics has some of the most elegant and creative solutions to some of the most difficult problems there are. It's built upon all the basic principles of logic, and if you want to argue that logic is useless, then I have no hope for you. Learning Mathematics is like re-learning how to think through problems in general, and coming up with some very clever ways to approach any situation. Do you really want to say that "real life problems" don't require logical thought? It's understandable if people say that Math is hard. You memorize a bunch of rules and procedures, and if you forget one of them, then you're completely wrong. But once you learn why the rules are true, they seem less like rules or laws, and more like "truths." You stop memorizing them, and start coming up with them yourself. It's a lot easier that way, and I'm not entirely sure why teachers don't explain why the things that they are teaching should be believed. But anyway, I am fine with people thinking that Math is hard -- whatever. It's irritating, though, to hear someone say that it's "boring, useless, and stupid." I'd bet you think learning is stupid too, right?
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Posted 9/8/12
I quite liked maths, I may sound quite sad but it was interesting.
I can accept that most people don't think it's useful, but since I'm studying software engineering, I'm glad to have the understanding of maths that I do.
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Posted 9/8/12

technoducky wrote:

I quite liked maths, I may sound quite sad but it was interesting.
I can accept that most people don't think it's useful, but since I'm studying software engineering, I'm glad to have the understanding of maths that I do.


same here, math is everywhere is computer engineering
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Posted 9/8/12
math makes me feel like an idiot alot of the time
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Posted 9/8/12
I spit on math.
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Posted 9/16/12
i love maths its easy it has an answer its iver right or wrong. i hate english because how the hell do u judge if my story is good or not. english is too opinionated while maths is much more clear
Posted 9/16/12
I was A+ at english pretty much sucked at everything else but Math was by far the WORSE I NEVER could understand it....
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