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Topic: Slightly OT : I hate math
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Jon Slaughter

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Re: Slightly OT : I hate math
Posted: Feb 4, 2010 10:32 AM
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Jared wrote:
> On Feb 4, 1:29 am, junoexpress <mtbrenne...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> M

> It's possible to have more aptitude for math than 90% of the college
> population, and still not have enjoyed math classes.

That isn't saying much. The 90th percentile still sucks at math. You only
begin to like math when you actually understand it.

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