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SergOne



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why the fuck do people think its ok to not be good at math??  Reply with quote  

seriously, people act like its no big deal to just be like "oh I'm not good at math" and shit, its bullshit you don't see people saying shit like "oh I don't work well with words" or "I never really understood reading" for me math was something that was always stressed as the most important subject to learn, but for some reason for most people its just socially acceptable to say "oh I'm not good at numbers"......you don't still read dick and jane books so learning your multiplication tables and long division should not be the extent of your math skills
Post Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:07 pm
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formerly-penelope



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what's wrong?.. why are you makin' such a fuss?

music/math are different parts of the brain than language and stuff...
Post Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:13 pm
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Sarcastro



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why?

how many people at there job or in there normal daily activities ever have to figure out the area of a circle or have to discuss the pathagreum theroem (horrible spelling I know).

And that stuff is like grade 8 ish, who cares about sin, and cosine and BS like that unless your job deals with it (and usually if it does a computer does most of the work).
Post Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:14 pm
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KWIK E MART DON JUAN



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some people aren't good at certain things ...... No big whoop ... no need to cry cause your a math whiz and others arent .... but I agree that people should know your basic math ... division, multiplication, blah, blah, blah and all that bullshit.
Post Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:17 pm
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Syenate



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Left and right brain theories are often misinterpreted. And nobody will ever use quantum physics in their cubicle, unless plotting to overthrow their CEO, or whatever.
Post Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:19 pm
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Sevas Tra



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Blahahaha...this thread is bogus.
I fully agree on what Syenate said.
Post Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:23 pm
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SergOne



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no but its a basic skill, but for some reason its not looked down upon as much as illiteracy......but no one sweats a kid who can't do algebra, but if you cant read well then crap they need a fucking save by the bell episode for it
Post Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:24 pm
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Sevas Tra



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i think you should let it go and live with the fact that your mind works faster than those your complaining about.
Post Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:28 pm
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Sarcastro



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SergOne wrote:
no but its a basic skill, but for some reason its not looked down upon as much as illiteracy......but no one sweats a kid who can't do algebra, but if you cant read well then crap they need a fucking save by the bell episode for it


people do look down at someone that can't add, or subtract, which would be equivelent to being illiterate.

However no one looks down at the person who can't write an above average essay, the same way we don't look down at the guy who can't do algebra, or calculus.
Post Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:30 pm
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duke_city



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formerly-penelope wrote:
what's wrong?.. why are you makin' such a fuss?

music/math are different parts of the brain than language and stuff...


Music and Math are one in the same.

Mathematics renders technology, without it there would be nothing but chaos in the universe.

God is a mathematician of the highest order.

Anyone who refuses to learn math is being out right lazy and stupid.

Brian
Post Thu Feb 20, 2003 12:37 am
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Bles



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i can't do math...

but i bet 9 times out of 10 i'd beat the shit out of someone that can.

so blow me, nerd.
Post Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:16 am
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apeofdeath
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I love math. I dont know, like in the other thread, call me a nerd or whatever but I really enjoy doing mathematics.
Post Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:06 am
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Ryan



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i homeschooled, so it was up to me to study what i wanna learn..
so far my going on 4 years of homeschooling has not soaked up more than an algebra/trig book..
math is for scientists and engineers.. i don't really need to know anything besides basics..
Post Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:31 am
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Dee



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bles wrote:
i can't do math...

but i bet 9 times out of 10 i'd beat the shit out of someone that can.

so blow me, nerd.



Hehe...I'm a nerd, but I think this response was appropriate.


Seriously, you won't be bitching about math when you're making a salary exponentially (ooh, math reference) bigger than everyone else.
Post Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:37 am
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Say Sam Ting



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Hey im asian .... Im supposed to be good in math......
Post Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:39 am
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