I Must Confess…I hate maths!
First off I must confess that it’s 5am on Monday morning and I’ve had to set the alarm to get up and write this post so it’s ready for 6am. That’s the closest I’ve ever come to not having anything prepared for the linkup!
Reminds me of the many episodes of cramming or leaving homework to the last minute that seemed to occur during my school and uni days. I always got the job done but I really should have planned better and not left everything to the last minute…
Which brings me to my most detested subject at school – maths.
People generally belong to one of two camps – those who are numbers oriented and those who are word oriented. I loved all the subjects where I could write to my heart’s content such as english and history. However, I struggled when it came to subjects with a number focus such as maths and physics.
I can do basic maths but I could never completely understand the more complex concepts of the senior high school years. Plus, I could never work out answers to maths questions using the mandated methodology and workings out. I occasionally got the right answer in the end but I would lose marks for not being able to comprehensively show just how I got there.
Which sucked because, hello, I got the answer right! Isn’t that the whole point???
Anyway, as a consequence, I spent most of my maths lessons sitting with a couple of friends and talking way too much. Which made maths lessons more tolerable but also led to less than average results and reports that featured that old chesnut “…if Kirsty would only talk less and apply herself more she would achieve better results.”
I must confess I received that comment throughout my school life and not just in maths classes 😉
In the end I managed to study more subjects than I needed to for the HSC so my pitiful maths mark could be discounted for my tertiary entrance rank calculation. Which was a good thing as the maths exam that year was apparently quite hard. Plus many students had been affected by the news of River Phoenix’s death on the morning of the exam. That was quite the talking point as we waited outside the examination hall…
So how about you. Like me, did you hate calculus and integration and logarithms and algebra and all those other useless maths concepts that have nothing to do with everyday life? Or is there another subject that you came to loathe?
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