I made this up last year when i was in 7th grade, the 05-05 year. It hit me suddenly while sitting through seven thirty am math glass what math really stood for. I told my teacher and she laughed.
Chuck Norris is the only non-geeky person who excels in math. He can divide any number by zero and come up with a different number that is always right.
One person: Yeah, maybe we should skip it and hide out in the bathroom this period.
Everyone else: That's a great idea!
Aside from its incredible value in real-world applications (science, engineering, business, etc.), mathematics is also taught in schools because it's the best system to demonstrate and strengthen the vital concepts of deductive reasoning, objectivity, and abstract thinking.
People who are quick to say they hate math are typically those who had horrible math teachers/curricula in school, and never grasped the basic underlying concepts of math. Other reasons for an individual's poor math skills might include having a short attention span, no confidence to question what isn't understood, and the simple reinforcement by peers that it's OK to remain bad at math. But like a sonet or a piece of sheet music, mathematics reveals its beauty to those who speak its language.
"No, YOU just suck at doing it."
2) A system of numbers and variables believed to be useful in everyday life
X+3X-2Y<8XY ??? SCREW MATH!!!
2) When I majored in math- i thought i had done a great thing, but it turns out my head is endlessly cluttered with meaningless numbers and symbols (!!!)
Person 2: Ugh i had to do math homework...
Person 1: Wow that has got to hurt...
Person 2: Yeah it sure left a mark...