The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » sci.math.* » sci.math

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Slightly OT : I hate math
Replies: 18   Last Post: Feb 6, 2010 11:52 PM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]

Posts: 983
Registered: 8/21/06
Slightly OT : I hate math
Posted: Feb 4, 2010 1:29 AM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

At social gatherings when people ask what you do, if you say
mathematics, they'll often respond that they hate math or were
terrible at in school, etc. Kind of a rude response I think, as I
wouldn't come out and so openly diss someone's profession like that.
And somewhat of a humorous response, since few people would think to
confess that they were bad at English or could barely read or put
together a coherent sentence, and yet they so gleefully volunteer that
they are bad at math. I'm curious how people who do math respond to
those types of comments.


Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.