You know how they say one picture is worth a thousand words?
Credit: Tastefully offensive
I found this picture on The Last of the Milleniums today. I often steal stuff from my buddy Father Kane. Not all of them hit quite this close to home, though!
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I am also math-challenged! If it has an x or a y in the question I walk away!
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I will not ask you how far or at what speed because I could not possibly calculate how long it will take you to get there anyway!
This sweatshirt was made for me in mind. I bet if you looked on the tag, it would say, “Eleanor Chic.” LOL!
Maybe it was our first initials that sunk us!
I love that .. I want one. Please
Love it! I once took an math anxiety class to learn how to stop saying, “Oh Crap! I can’t do this,” each time I was faced with figuring out the 62% off sale at Macy’s.
Good one … but I like math and numbers. 😉
Yeah, when they switched to that “new math,” everything went to pot. Literally. 😉
Story of my LIFE!
I hate math, too.
It seems pretty universal.
My kid loves it. Weirdo.
Hopefully he’ll grow out of it!
Don’t ya just hate it when it hits so close to home?
That’s so funny because I can relate..lol
It’s nice to motbealkne
Oops. Nice to have company. And spell check.
Classic. We should order that in bulk. But then we would have to count. Never mind.
We can give them away. Who needs inventory!
Math and I have a hate-hate relationship. Back in high school, I never made the honor roll because of algebra.
It’s the honor roll’s loss, Darla.
I cannot have more than 20 problems. That’s when I run out of fingers and toes to count them with.
Be careful with knives, in that case.
My math skills have improved since I’ve been able to ask google when my husband is unavailable.
Sorry if this posted twice?
I laugh every time.
I couldn’t pull up the first one on my hone so the more the merrier!
I always laugh when this one goes around: manyhttp://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMi1mOThmZjNhOGJiYmE5YzMy. That said, I always liked math other than word problems and logic. My brain doesn’t do logic problems. Sadly one of the reasons I never pursued a higher degree was fear of the GREs which include a huge portion of logic problems. Ugh.
There is no logic to logic problems. None. Generally I don’t care about the answer!
That’s a good one. I love math when I’m learning it. Math class was always one of my favorites. But then I get away from it and forget it all. I’d run hiding if asked to solve a calculus problem today, though I do enjoy statistics.
Statistics make me panic! I was once good at math, but then they stuck in variables.
I don’t need to be good in math to know how many problems I’m supposed to have. 🙂
How many problems is a person supposed to have? Because I think I’m over the limit. V
This had me remembering my mindset when I went back to finish my college degree in my late thirties, (while working for a corporation that paid one hundred percent of the cost of classes, as long as you passed the class). It was a deal too good to pass up, and also a way to finally realize the dream of finishing my degree. Even though I was blazing every sort of rising star trail at work, I nearly didn’t go for it, for one reason only – because I was so afraid of failing Algebra.
I was absolutely certain there was no way I would get through that class, so on the spur of the moment, I did something radical to help improve my chances. I volunteered to tutor a deaf student in the class, believing that maybe if I had to learn it well enough to teach Algebra to a deaf student, (which required meticulous handwritten notes), that maybe, just maybe, I would actually manage to squeak through the class.
It worked. My first time around, (while teaching the deaf student), I got a C in the class, but I wasn’t about to let Algebra be the only class that ruined my grade point average. So I took the class again, and this time I got the A that I was aiming for, and in the process, proved that sometimes, the only way to succeed is to be willing to fail miserably. I was absolutely certain I would fail, but I tried anyway.
It was a lesson that has served me well in other areas of my life. I hadn’t set out to become my own hero, but I remember feeling so powerful and proud of my accomplishment when I finally got that A in Algebra. The impossible had become possible. Imagine how surprised I was to eventually make my living by crunching numbers. *rolling eyes*
What a great story — with an O’Henry twist!
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This is funny
Must be Common Core Math.
Back in the day I did well in Calculus, Elementary Analytics, Trogonometry, Geometry, etc. These days, my 8 year old brings home her 2nd grade Common Core Math and I have no idea what some of it means. CC tends to go around the coffee cup huntin’ the handle.
They seem to change math every few years. Because the same thing happened to me when Jacob was that age!
Ha! That’s funny Elyse. I saw a great line the other day. An algebra professor came into his classroom and found the following on the chalk board: “Dear Sir: Please stop asking us to find your X, she is gone and won’t be coming back.”
This may be my all time favorite movie clip:
I use to say that exact thing to teachers all the time. In fact I once took an algebra test, all story problems where my answer was some form of that but more colorful (I got an ‘f’).
An F for fantastic, no doubt.
There are other places to look for X.
On the inter webs!
#$%^& WP just ate my very erudite comment – #$%^. Sigh. You are the philosopical X, the mystery in life, not the algebraic X.
Damn you, Word Press!
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