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I feel like it depends on how you are as a person. If you are creative and imaginative you may find English a more easy and enjoyable subject for you whereas if you find joy when things are complicated and challenging you probably would find yourself leaning to maths. I also feel that maths can be enjoyable but it must be taught in the right way for you. When a problem or situation is put in front of different people they will all react differently same with maths so being in a class full of different minds might not be the ideal way for you to learn because you wont always understand it at first whereas others will since that is the style suited to them , then they get a head start and when this often occurs you tell yourself you are bad at maths and it hates you and you hate it. However, maths is a subject of perseverance you wont always get it so you have to try extra hard sometimes to get past the hurdle. People don't always understand and give up to quick and thats the problem with those 80% of people they give up too quick including myself and I only blame myself not maths anymore its sad but yh
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Whenever I ask a group of people which subject they hate the most or find the hardest, about 80-90% of them will name maths (and then the second highest would be physics)

I was just wondering why people find it so difficult / so hard?

I personally enjoy maths and hate subjects like English because it's so wishy-washy (by that I mean maths is usually just right or wrong and it's very logical).

I get that some people just have their dislikes but the dislike of maths seems to be so much more prevalent than other subjects.


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It is usually because maths is so hard unless you've practiced it a lot while you can wing English essay type subjects easily
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It requires intellect to be good at it. Most people aren’t smart.
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Maths skills are over-rated, as is STEM in general. I can run monte carlo simulations of the neutron transport equation in various reactor geometries. Doesn't get me a job.
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I hated English... weekend homework was an hour maths, an hour physics and read a novel. Guess which one took up most of my weekend?
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(Original post by inactive100)
Whenever I ask a group of people which subject they hate the most or find the hardest, about 80-90% of them will name maths (and then the second highest would be physics)

I was just wondering why people find it so difficult / so hard?

I personally enjoy maths and hate subjects like English because it's so wishy-washy (by that I mean maths is usually just right or wrong and it's very logical).

I get that some people just have their dislikes but the dislike of maths seems to be so much more prevalent than other subjects.


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I like maths as once you get practised enough it is one of the best subjects. It is a subject that is terrible for last minute revision though . English type subjects are much easier to get by with minimal revision
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(Original post by Anon_23)
I like maths as once you get practised enough it is one of the best subjects. It is a subject that is terrible for last minute revision though . English type subjects are much easier to get by with minimal revision
Agree to these. Getting enough practice is even impossible for some students without absent days, as I made the experience that a lot of lessons are cramming into students mind. Mathematics is the subject with the most lessons I know and the shortest time to understand and to grasp the steps. No wonder that so many students hate this subject.
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Cause for some it’s hard
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(Original post by Jamilalala)
I feel like it depends on how you are as a person. If you are creative and imaginative you may find English a more easy and enjoyable subject for you whereas if you find joy when things are complicated and challenging you probably would find yourself leaning to maths.
Maths is very creative and imaginative. English, when you go deeply into it, has a lot of similarities with maths. Like the grammar rules which have logical structures much like maths.

Maths only appears harder than English, but its only because we use English from birth and use it all the time getting a lot more practice at it. We only use Maths only at school, so not a lot of time spent on learning it.
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I hated Maths because I just couldn't do it most of the time. I couldn't work out the answers- I didn't know what I was supposed to be doing with all of the numbers, it was like a language I didn't understand. Whereas humanities subjects questions were written in clear plain English.
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I do a level physics and can confirm its the worst subject known to man, thank god my A2 exams are over for physics and i NEVER have to read about magnetic flux, or stars, or circuits or PET scans or nuclear fission or ultrasound EVER AGAIN (Until I get a U on results day and have to retake lmao fun times)
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Because it's only fun when you can do it.
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because math is logical and most people are not logical
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Maths is a subject that is generally taught very badly in schools, with an emphasis on recalling and using a large number of formulas with very little explanation of where they come from or what they're used for. It is also an intellectually challenging subject that relies a lot on understanding in order to do well, but when students have a load of formulas hurled at them without any emphasis on proof or how they link into other mathematical areas, it's not surprising that a lot of people hate it.

Having a good teacher for maths can have a huge impact, though, and in some cases can really get students to love maths.
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(Original post by ltsmith)
because math is logical and most people are not logical
Even logical people are struggling with mathematics, because they refuse to learn and/or keep it in mind because they see no sense for it in their real life.
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