I would really love to live in a math-free world, but have come to accept the fact (with a large amount of figurative kicking and screaming) that math is a necessity of life. Like salad and voting, math is one of those things you do because you have to...death from clogged arteries, and living in a state of anarchy or dictatorship would suck, so you eat salad and vote to prevent those things from happening, even though it's not fun and you'd rather spend your time looking for bacon pictures on Pinterest. While an existence without math sounds like an unholy delight, it just ain't happening for reasons of practicality. I am forced to add, subtract and all that other shit, but I don't have to like it. I will unhappily use your stupid numbers, I will grudgingly embrace percentages and I will restrain myself from giving geometry a well-deserved karate-chop in the esophagus

However the minute any letters are introduced to math? All fucking bets are off

The only explanation for algebra |

And what about pi? What the hell is pi supposed to even be about?? Is it a string of numbers that holds the answers to all the questions in the universe or did some smartass math freak decide to come up with a bunch of random numbers and pretend it's important as hell for some convoluted reason, because really, who the fuck is going to check??

My head just exploded |

Most days, math just makes me feel like this:

I'm in 100% agreement.

ReplyDeleteExcellent, another math-hater!

DeleteHello... when I happened upon your commentary, I was not aware of your propensity to use such crappy language, but nonetheless read your prose, I happen to be someone who enjoys math and taught it for several years, loving it. Bless your heart! Best regards to you . Ruby

ReplyDeleteYep, I use a lot of crappy language.. I tried to clean it up a bit for the challenge, but I seem to be failing miserably :)

DeleteI had a friend who took calculus in high school for fun...she liked the challenge of it, so there's definitely people out there who enjoy math

Thanks for visiting :)

I work in finance, but if you'd told me in highschool that I'd be using maths in my career I would have been horrified.

ReplyDeleteI figured being a hairstylist would allow me to avoid math...nope. Cutting hair is all about angles and there's math in formulating colour...so much for math avoidance lol

DeleteAmusing - nice way to start the week!

ReplyDeleteThank you!

DeleteOMG I am dying.... to be honest, I had to force myself to read this because as soon as I saw "math" I got that glassy eyed "f" this feeling that always accompanies that four letter word. I hate math and I suck at it!! I remember I had a math teacher that would make you stand at the board until you completed the problem....do you know how long my seventh grade self stood at the board??? Please, I won't even go on anymore, I could type out my math tragedies all day. I love the pic of the girl at the board though, seriously funny!!

ReplyDeleteI see math and my eyes automatically roll as far back inside my head as possible. I was good at math until letters were introduced and it was all downhill from there

DeleteThere are so many "rules" in math that I usually just make up my own and hope it`s one but I never get the questions right. I learned how to subtract really well from watching my bank account though! haha

ReplyDeleteHahaha, my back account is an object lesson in subtraction too

DeleteYes! I am soooo with you on this one. I am always quick to say it's not a Barbie voiced "Math is hard!" hatred of math, I just don't get it. I can diagram the fuck out of a sentence, but algebra absolutely flummoxes me. I do kinda like Pi, but only because it seems super random and made up.

ReplyDeleteI love the "Fuck this shit I'll be a stripper" graphic. It made me LOL.

Ask me to write a persuasive argument essay and I'll knock it out of the park...stick algebra equations in front of me and I got nothing lol

DeleteI hate Math so much I almost didn't even read this because of the Math-i-ness

ReplyDeleteI had to write this post with my eyes half-closed, so I didn't have to actually look at the math lol

DeleteTwo things happened in my life that convinced me math wasn't all that bad. The first, I got an awesome algebra tutor in high school that finally explained things to me that made sense and she forced me to do ALL my math homework. The second, was my calculus professor in college. She was awesome and put up with my a** always being in her office during office hours. But after a lot of hammering, it finally sunk in. Funny part is, after all that work, I now couldn't solve a simple calculus problem to save my life. Actually, that's kinda sad. :/ Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say is, having a good teacher is so damn important, especially in math.

ReplyDeleteA great teacher can make all the difference...unfortunately all my high school math teachers were dicks, so that probably contributed to the overall hatred lol

DeleteDamn you maths! Damn you to hell!!

ReplyDeleteI have dyscalculia, which is the number form of dyslexia, so I bloody hate maths! Love love love the last picture but I think that my head imploded upon itself, at the mere mention of pi. :)

You have an extra good reason to hate math! And pi makes my head explode too :D

DeleteMath definitely deserves the 5 figure award.

ReplyDeleteKatie atBankerchick Scratchings

Hell yes, it does!

DeleteThe only math we need to know is adding/subtracting and the odd % so why do they bother teaching all that other rubbish? I have no idea what PI is, fully deserving of your 5 x fingers :)

ReplyDeleteEXACTLY!!! When was the last time someone told you "why yes, I'm a professional algebra-ist"? Never, that's when

DeleteI always thought I was pretty good at math, until my kid hit the 5th grade and had fractions and shit. Turns out, I know nothing.

ReplyDeleteHugs!

Valerie Nunez and the Flying Platypi

Yep, as soon as Spielberg hit 5th grade, I was of no help with math homework. And what's worse, he went into a French Immersion program starting in 6th grade, so not only could I not understand his math, it's all in french, which I don't speak except for the very basics. Seriously, you should see his french math and science textbooks...I have NO idea how he can understand any of it, I sure don't

DeleteFive for me, too! Oh, it was the worse subject for me as a kid. When I went back to school to finally finish my Bachelor's degree, one of the last classes I took was Algebra, cause of course I put it off. The first week, I was thinking, 'oh, this isn't all that bad!' and by the third, I was terrified I was not going to graduate! It just does not compute in my brain. (I did pass, and did graduate, but I still have no clue how!)

ReplyDeleteSorry to say, I love maths. So do my kids, but I think it's because I presented it as puzzles to solve, and I love it. So, I would give it a smile face and no fingers. In saying that, I still laughed, so thanks.

ReplyDeleteRhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

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