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(CNN)   Researchers find anxiety about math triggers the same brain activity associated with physical sensation of pain -- which could be caused by a number of reasons   ( divider line
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2012-11-01 02:59:59 PM  
4 votes:
Learned response.

Tell someone that something is hard, enough times, they'll hate it/fear it before they try it.
2012-11-01 12:52:36 PM  
4 votes:
Walk it off, kids. Math is your friend. Honestly, everything is easier after Algebra II.
2012-11-01 03:38:25 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA: "You don't walk around bragging oftentimes that you can't read, but people often talk about how they're not number people or they hate math."

This is the most disturbing part of the article to me. Being proud of your ignorance is a sad human trait.
2012-11-01 03:30:17 PM  
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LegacyDL: And for some reason a lot of people find pre-calc harder than Calculus I

Probably because it sucks doing all those limit equations, especially with trig functions, the long and hard way. Once you know the rule(s), derivatives are much easier.
2012-11-01 03:14:44 PM  
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2012-11-01 03:03:56 PM  
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wildcardjack: Ahem... Math does not get easier past algebra 2, but it does get more useful.

I know! I've never had to use exponents in my life ever again, but a day doesn't go by without having to whip up a discontinuous Galerkin spectral element method.
2012-11-01 02:42:37 PM  
1 vote:
It's "maths", subby.

2012-11-01 02:40:19 PM  
1 vote:
maybe the area of the brain that is triggered by math and pain is just the "do not want" area...
2012-11-01 02:37:48 PM  
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Ambitwistor: doyner: Walk it off, kids. Math is your friend. Honestly, everything is easier after Algebra II.

Yeah, until I got to algebraic topology.

Truth. I've never met anything that I found so interesting, yet so hard to understand
2012-11-01 02:37:28 PM  
1 vote:
....which could be caused by a number of reasons

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