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Some people loathe maths to the point where it makes them not want to see another equation or formula after they complete their gcse's, but why????????? It's the most enjoyable subject you can ever learn and not to mention it's the most beneficial, since you can practically be anything you want with a degree in it. In fact I don't understand why people opt for degrees other than maths. It's not like essay- based subjects and science where questions can be ambiguous , in maths there is a distinct answer to every question.

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Well why do you hate Hannah?
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Why do you hate Hannah?
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They arent nerds. Only nerds like matemathics.
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I hated it because it was my worst subject. When I knew what I was doing, I actually kind of liked it, so it's because I didn't like not being able to do it properly :lol:

And that's why it's the worst part of my biology degree

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(Original post by ihatehannah)
Some people loathe maths to the point where it makes them not want to see another equation or formula after they complete their gcse's, but why????????? It's the most enjoyable subject you can ever learn and not to mention it's the most beneficial, since you can practically be anything you want with a degree in it. In fact I don't understand why people opt for degrees other than maths. It's not like essay- based subjects and science where questions can be ambiguous , in maths there is a distinct answer to every question.

maketh no sense.
As a maths teacher I can say with confidence that there are two primary reasons for this:

a) Because many teacher's don't teach properly, or in a way that is even remotely engaging.
The number of non-specialists teaching maths is disgusting.

b) Students are taught that maths is hard by their parents who found it hard themselves, so students put a wall up before they've even started.
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Because it's super hard for us
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Because they don't understand it.
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Maths is beautiful
Maths is love
Maths is peace
Maths is light
Maths is hope
Maths is life
Maths is great
Maths is fun
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Because they're not asian
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Mathswatch was the best thing ever invented for maths! .. just watch that and all your maths worries will slip away
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b) Students are taught that maths is hard by their parents who found it hard themselves, so students put a wall up before they've even started.
This.

I always see students upset on results day over their maths grade and either their parents or siblings saying that they weren't any good at maths either. As if that makes a difference?!
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Mathswatch was the best thing ever invented for maths! .. just watch that and all your maths worries will slip away
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(Original post by ihatehannah)
Some people loathe maths to the point where it makes them not want to see another equation or formula after they complete their gcse's, but why????????? It's the most enjoyable subject you can ever learn and not to mention it's the most beneficial, since you can practically be anything you want with a degree in it. In fact I don't understand why people opt for degrees other than maths. It's not like essay- based subjects and science where questions can be ambiguous , in maths there is a distinct answer to every question.

maketh no sense.
It's "the most enjoyable subject" in your opinion. You could ask the same question for any subject. To some extent it probably comes down to the fact that maths isn't generally taught in a particularly engaging way in schools (it's taught for exams rather than taught for understanding) so a lot of people end up completely alienated but ultimately, everyone has different talents and interests. Some people like Maths, some people don't. Clearly you like the objectivity of Maths but plenty of people love the subjectivity of the Humanities.
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The real question is: Why do you make so many posts about Maths?

Don't take this to heart, but you remind me of some kid on TSR who went on and on about how he "aced" his maths exam and was expecting a minimum of 95+ or something lmao.
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It's taught too quickly.
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Because of the stigma of negativity that is associated with it. At least that is what it felt like at my school. Once you understand maths, then it can be quite fun to do.
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As a maths teacher I can say with confidence that there are two primary reasons for this:

a) Because many teacher's don't teach properly, or in a way that is even remotely engaging.
The number of non-specialists teaching maths is disgusting.

b) Students are taught that maths is hard by their parents who found it hard themselves, so students put a wall up before they've even started.
I think you are still missing major parts I think a lot of people don't like maths because of the symbols(this can be an instant put off as the symbols used mean that you can only do the question once you've started learning it), to lots of people maths is like russian(for those who haven't studied it) and doesn't make sense.

Also, I think Mathematics can be very abstract and challenging at times even the best students at maths will find themselves stumped over a problem where as for essays or english you just write as much as you can(you don't get stuck in the same sense).

Another major issue is that maths is basically taught and presented as if its useless apart from basic numeracy, teachers need to teach the applications more but most of this I blame on the removal of maths from virtually every subject when I did technology in Y7-Y9 I didn't like it all and I didn't think it had anything to do with maths, I didn't know maths had anything to do with physics I did realise to take it at A Level but even then the maths in it was probably not even A Level standard there are no long maths questions on any physics paper.

I think you often need to be good at maths to like it as if you are not you are putting loads of effort in and getting nothing out, being unable to solve a maths problem is incredibly frustrating and is what most people experienced all the time during GCSE Maths while their friends who were much better at maths got kicks out of solving each problem quickly(the feeling of solving a good problem is so good).Maths is kind off like drugs in this respect those who are bad at maths experience constant down feelings and those who are good at it get a drug like feeling from it and they are also able to experience the beauty of mathematics and why key results work and make sense.

Teachers are certainly important and they should be assessed for enthusiasm before being employed because this is critical and its important they are not teaching to test(one student at a summer school said that he just learned that the derivative of x^n is nx^(n-1) and hadn't seen what the derivative was or how it was calculated from first principles).

None of my immediate family are very good at maths my mam,dad and brother just have it at GCSE level/O Level my brother often said that he didn't see the point of it apart from basics and got a B at GCSE and my mam got an E at O Level.My sister got an A at GCSE and a D at AS which did make me think twice about taking further maths but I self studied and found out that maths wasn't that hard at A Level and I could grasp the maths myself.
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