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I Have No Maths Skills - What Can I Do?

I lack mathematical skills beyond basic arithmetic. Pls, do not be misled that I am total because I graduated at the top of my class and I'm starting my PhD in Human Resources Mgt. pretty soon. I'm just scared that one day my kids (if I do have them eventually) will need my help with maths homework and I will have to lie about why I can't help them. I will like to know if there are other people like me out there and what I can do to remedy this shameful situation?

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chrisd and ayoolarner are abysmal dolts in search of their various identities. ignore them.

Mathematics requires patience, practice, understanding, and dediction, if you wish to get better at it. I encourage you to consider working your way up from the simpler exercises, it'll help.

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do u know how difficult it is to do a PHD? You av 2 get upper first class/2:1. I salute you Dauda.

Chrisd n ayoolarner, u guys are chatting poo. Can u please state what u  r studyin? u guys r probably still undergrad lol. BE NICE.

@Dauda, u don't av 2 be good in Maths, u just nid 2 know the basic. If your work do not involve maths, u will gradually forget it.

When i was in high school, i was quite good at Maths but it seems i'm not that good at it anymore.Bearin in mind, i still know my basic maths, primary school maths lol. I'm studying child psychology , so i don't nid maths anymore.

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hey guys, guys, no personal attacks ok. This thread was meant to advice the guy that has the problem with maths and not for insults.

I personally have avery big problem with maths, maybe its cos of the type of teachers i have had. I had an F9 in maths and thats whats making me take exams again.

Its nobodys fault actually

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@Seun why did u chage guys to boys?

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@ ayoolanr

You are definitely slow. Don't come swinging if you got nothing reasonable to say. Don't be calling people names like that. Didn't your mum tell you that?. Since you are so ignorant and silly to figure it out yourself. I will be magnanimous to break it down to you. It is Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organization and Management - Human Resource Management Specialization. Do you get it fool?

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@chrisd

My fingers are just fine. I'll rather have you do the E=MC2 problems.

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come on chrisd you aint being nice

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Seems that our friend here needs a bit more than addition and subtraction using his fingers

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@ chrisD

The world does not revolve around you. Get with the program.

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Do your addition and subtraction in your fingers. That's all the practical aspect of maths you need to know. In this age of computers and calculators, you have nothing to worry about. You're not going to encounter any Pythagorean theorem anytime soon.

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Shows how small minded you are. You measure your success in life by the number of girls you get, dude, grow up. Really.

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Chris d

Seems like youve got a problem with the world. why dont u find somethng better 2 do with your time, hmm?like solve some equations since ure soo good at maths, NERD!

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That why they are so silly and dumb.

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sincerly, about 70% of stars in the world hated math one way or the other, focus on your strenghts and develop 'em, u'll not be puttin' on ritz.

@ ;DChrisd, go to d antz

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try

www.move-on.org.uk

it has math tests equivalent in difficulty to GCSE in UK

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Dauda, to be entirely honest, I'm the same way. I excelled in all my other classes but failed woefully in Math. I think what happened was that I determined at a really early age that I didn't like it, and sort of closed my mind to it after that. It stinks, Regarding your situation, well, I must agree with c0dec. Maybe you should try over again? I guess one of the good things about living in the states is that Americans tend to 'dumb' everything down for their kids. Maybe the books will be easier than expected. I'll try it as well. I'll pick up an elementary math book, and try to work my way up. Good luck with it. Oh something else; when I was in college, I discovered online tutorials. Those are actually quite helpful.

@ Chrisd: Dude, that was rude. Really.

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Thanks Seun and cOdec for your kind words. My lack of maths skills is because I was young and silly and skipped all maths classes to go hang out with my other maths hating cohorts. I will try studying elementary maths as cOdec suggested.

@ chrisd, no comment.

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@dauda

it'll be easy for you to understand basic maths now than when u were younger. believe me. just pick up an elementary maths book you'll see.

@chrisd

have i got some questions for u . . . will let u know when i'm stuck.

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What are you talking about, chrisd? Which Phd do you have?

Anyway, there is no shame in not being a Maths guru. Nothing wrong also in being honest with your children, because some of them might have the same challenge and instead of being nasty to such ones it would be better if you could be an understanding father.

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PhD in Human Resources Mgt is poo

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