#1 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -
#2 Posted by eroticfishcake (7856 posts) -

I appreciate it for what it is.

I'm fucking terrible at it though.

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#3 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2522 posts) -

No. Hell no. Fuck no. etc.

#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -

Simple question. I'm more interested in seeing the results for "Yes" than "No", as I think I know how the poll will end up looking. 
 
I do not. I'm only in Calculus I, but already all of this limits at infinity and implicit differentiation crap makes me want to kill myself.

#5 Posted by Deadmanforking (583 posts) -

I do not like math.

#6 Posted by Shookems (479 posts) -

I love meth

#7 Posted by cstrang (2362 posts) -

I love it. It was one of my majors in college.

#8 Posted by Harkat (1158 posts) -

X² + 7X + 10 = 0

Find X.

#9 Posted by CaptainObvious (2990 posts) -

I fucking hate math.

#10 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -

I don't dislike math. It's not my favorite subject, but there are things I like about it. It can be pretty interesting, and I'm not bad at it.

#11 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

I answered no, but then I realized that I hate myself for not being good at it.

#12 Posted by alternate (2790 posts) -

I prefer Maths.

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#13 Edited by Sincillian (565 posts) -

@Harkat:

After taking about 20 seconds to do that X can be -2 or -5 if my math is correct.

I don't know why I took the time to do that. To be on topic I love math.

#14 Posted by Example1013 (4855 posts) -

I'd rather let a computer do it. As long as we save a hard-copy for the impending machine wars, being good at doing math is less important as long as you can figure out how to get a computer to do it for you.

#15 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -

More people like math than not... I should have expected that from a forum full of NERDS.

#16 Posted by Winternet (8240 posts) -

I better. Have to use it every single day, multiple times.

#17 Edited by pyromagnestir (4384 posts) -

I don't "like it" like it, but I like it. Unless it likes me. Has it talked about me?

#18 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3521 posts) -

I have a fascination with puzzles and logic, so it's no surprise that I also like mathematics.

#19 Posted by sopranosfan (1965 posts) -

@Harkat said:

X² + 7X + 10 = 0

Find X.

I put them in bold and underlined them for you.

#20 Posted by eroticfishcake (7856 posts) -
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@FluxWaveZ said:

More people like math than not... I should have expected than from a forum full of NERDS.
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#21 Posted by Crabs_on_the_beach (43 posts) -

No, but its a necessary evil kinda like listening to a girl talk.

#22 Posted by Marzy (684 posts) -

I'm dreadful at maths, so I simply hate it and avoid it as much as I can.

#23 Posted by SlightConfuse (3995 posts) -

im cool with math

#24 Posted by Harkat (1158 posts) -

@Sincillian said:

@Harkat:

After taking about 20 seconds to do that X can be -2 or -5 if my math is correct.

I don't know why I took the time to do that. To be on topic I love math.

@Roflwaffles said:

@Harkat said:

X² + 7X + 10 = 0

Find X.

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, actually need help, or what...but I will solve your problem because I love math!

X^2 + 7x + 10 = 0

(X+2)(X+5)=0

X=-2,-5

You're both correct. This was one of my homework exercises earlier today, wondered how people on the interwebs would handle it.

I really want to send GB a package full of tasty goodies for them to unpack on the Mailbag, but leave a note with 11th grade-level algebra and geometric exercises saying "FOR JEFF".

I'm curious about how he would handle it.

#25 Posted by xMP44x (2227 posts) -

I dislike Math immensely. It's one of my poorest subjects in school. I'm not good with numbers, though I'd consider myself a logical thinker in cases that do not involve Mathematics. I find the history behind it interesting (eg. Pythagoras the man), but I cannot find any appeal in the actual work that goes into Math. If I have a choice in the future whether I continue with it or not, it's one of the first subjects I'm dropping.

#26 Posted by Leptok (982 posts) -

I like it up until algebra with more than one variable.

#27 Posted by wh1terav3n (622 posts) -

I loved it, till I hit Calc 3. That was mostly geometry, and I'm an algebra kind of guy. Differential Equations was better though. Yes, I am trying to impress the internet with the math classes I've taken. See what you do to me internet?!

#28 Posted by Barrock (3764 posts) -

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck no.

I have dyscalculia which makes it even more fun!

#29 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -
@wh1terav3n said:

I loved it, till I hit Calc 3. That was mostly geometry, and I'm an algebra kind of guy. Differential Equations was better though. Yes, I am trying to impress the internet with the math classes I've taken. See what you do to me internet?!

Pff, if anything, I should weep for you. If I don't fail my semester in Cal I, which is probably not possible, I will have the pleasure of being acquainted with Cal II. After that, it'll be Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics... I need to escape.
#30 Posted by wh1terav3n (622 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@wh1terav3n said:

I loved it, till I hit Calc 3. That was mostly geometry, and I'm an algebra kind of guy. Differential Equations was better though. Yes, I am trying to impress the internet with the math classes I've taken. See what you do to me internet?!

Pff, if anything, I should weep for you. If I don't fail my semester in Cal I, which is probably not possible, I will have the pleasure of being acquainted with Cal II. After that, it'll be Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics... I need to escape.

Calc 2 was pretty tough, not gonna lie, but it was doable, unlike Calc 3 for me which was just brutal. Discrete was mostly logic based, and as a programmer, it was insanely easy for me. Linear Algebra I skipped but might do in my next, and last, semester as an elective, I've heard its pretty helpful for graphics based programming.

#31 Posted by karatetron (698 posts) -

Math is for JERKS.

#32 Posted by SuperWristBands (2281 posts) -

Math is damn satisfying. Really hard a lot of the times though.

#33 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11980 posts) -

Yes. I was pretty good at it too. At least up until the higher level calculus stuff.

#34 Posted by JackSukeru (6106 posts) -

No. I'm decent at it and sometimes it can even be fun, but mostly it's just a bother.

#35 Posted by Patman99 (1637 posts) -

Can't say I am terribly good at math but I understand the importance of statistics and use them almost everyday.

#36 Posted by Animasta (14821 posts) -

I looooooooove meth

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#37 Posted by Seedofpower (3997 posts) -

I'm a math major in college.

#38 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2037 posts) -

Can't say I'm amazing at it (in fact, I'm only okay at it), but I do really like math. Seeing the correlations between the standard form of a quadratic function and the vertex of a parabola in like 11th grade was like a work of art to me, and it still is. Being able to take a formula and, using logic, suss out a determined number or series of solutions that has real world applications? Yeah, I like it. Mostly because I'll need to see that shit, and I like microeconomics so...yeah.

But, I'm only up to Calc I. Maybe I'll have my brain smoldered by something along the line? Whatever, if I become a philosophy major I'll know why.

#39 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -

No, I hate math. Maths is fine though.

#40 Posted by Fajita_Jim (1517 posts) -

I don't have a particular fondness for math until you get into quantum physics and stuff like string theory. I fucking love that shit.

#41 Posted by Aronman789 (2737 posts) -

I'm usually okay at math, but I hate all the damn homework they give you, thus I usually flunk my classes since I refuse to do it.

Shouldn't it be enough that I can pass the tests? And with an 90% average? Why give me 200 more questions?

#42 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2037 posts) -

@Roflwaffles: Well, good thing I'm not an econ major then :D

It never really seemed to me that econ required much beyond fairly entry-level calculus, but then again I've been proven wrong before about that kind of thing.

#43 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1646 posts) -

We do maths for its intrinsic beauty and because it is the mother of all sciences.

#44 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -
@SirOptimusPrime said:

Can't say I'm amazing at it (in fact, I'm only okay at it), but I do really like math. Seeing the correlations between the standard form of a quadratic function and the vertex of a parabola in like 11th grade was like a work of art to me, and it still is. Being able to take a formula and, using logic, suss out a determined number or series of solutions that has real world applications? Yeah, I like it. Mostly because I'll need to see that shit, and I like microeconomics so...yeah.

But, I'm only up to Calc I. Maybe I'll have my brain smoldered by something along the line? Whatever, if I become a philosophy major I'll know why.

You're in Cal I too, so tell me, do you really see real world applications for what we're learning? Because to me, finding the limit as x approaches 0, or finding the derivative of f(x) = cos(sin(x^2)) doesn't really tell me the use of what we're doing relating to real life. Rare are the problems that have an actual "setting" and the only example the teacher gave to explain what we're learning isn't useless is something about Kit Kat Bar wrappers and how Australia's is more efficient than North America's.
#45 Posted by AngelN7 (3000 posts) -

Of course math surround us and it serves to explain everything in our world, physics sucks though assumptions everywhere, are you studding engineering? if so you´re gonna hate math for a while before you start loving it if not then Calculus I isn´t much of a big deal but Calculus III is what ties everything you´ve learned.

#46 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2288 posts) -
#47 Posted by RadixNegative2 (531 posts) -

It was all cool until Taylor Series.

#48 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -
@AngelN7 said:

Of course math surround us and it serves to explain everything in our world, physics sucks though assumptions everywhere, are you studding engineering? if so you´re gonna hate math for a while before you start loving it if not then Calculus I isn´t much of a big deal but Calculus III is what ties everything you´ve learned.

My program is Computer Science and Mathematics (education works a bit different here in Quebec and I'm in my first CEGEP semester), so I guess it could be said that I am (perhaps "was") envisioning a future as a software engineer.
#49 Posted by DonutFever (3824 posts) -

I was about to click "Yes", but then I noticed I misread math.

#50 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3302 posts) -

Meth is for losers.

Oh, math.

Math is for losers.

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