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Why Do Most People Hate Math?

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Jan 31, 2017
I decided to search for answers to a common question among students.


Why do most people hate math?

There were several replies but one in particular caught my interest.

Here is the answer given by one person:

I don't know about most people but I know exactly why I hated MATH and I'll be honest about my reason. I hated math because of my own lack of understanding. In third grade, I just stopped paying attention after the adding and subtraction era ended. I mean, I just felt like things were going to get harder for me in terms of multiplication and division the common core way.

I won't blame the teachers but in 3rd & 4th grade, my teacher passed me because of good conduct in class but not based on academic achievement. However, my 5th grade math teacher, Mr. Shackleford, made me realize that I wasn't putting my all into learning math and thus I failed the class. I learned that multiplication and division were the keys to solving any and all math problems in 5th grade. Thanks to him, I'm now much better at math including all operations: adding, subtracting, multiplying, & dividing as far as arithmetic is concerned.

What do you say? Why do most people hate math?