# Worst Things About Math Class

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**How it's taught**

Exactly. I am good at math, but a stupid website that my school uses for homework makes me do math that I haven't even been taught yet.

Even though I get every question right, my algebra teacher only gives me half credit on our quizzes and other assignments because I don't do it the way she wants it done.

How math is taught in school: Do this and that, don't question why.

How math should be taught in school: Do this because of this, and do that because of that.

*2*

**Stuff is on your test even if you didn't learn it**

YES! That fact is so true! My teacher's all like, "Yeah, you can do this, it's not that hard." Well, no duh, you're the math teacher!

The first twenty questions aren't terrible, but the last few? You spend ten minutes staring at them like, "What the heck is this? We didn't do this in class!"

The worst part is, he doesn't even give us our tests back after marking them. How are we supposed to know if we did well or not? How do we know what to work on? Then it just ends up on your report card! It sucks big time!

I didn't learn something, and it was on my paper, and I got the lowest grade. Oh my.

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**It's boring**

*4*

**You mostly get homework that's Math**

Well, I mean, it's math class, isn't that what we're talking about? Obviously, the homework is going to be about math!

Also, it's so you don't forget what you learned, because once you learn something, you need to review it or else you'll just forget it.

I get math homework every single day, including weekends. Add that to all of my unfinished ZAP work, and it's torture.

Ok, I'm back from those stupid 7 hours! No! Do this math! No! You kill me! Curse you, school!

*5*

**If you're not good at math you have to go to Summer School**

I had to go to summer school for math when I was in 10th grade.

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**It gets harder and harder**

I'm in middle school - Math is killing me. All these stupid exponents, variables, constants, and all that jazz.

And why in the world would we ever have to construct angles and parallel lines with a compass, for heaven's sake?

@Jake, just wait till you get to 10th grade. You have to learn polynomials and integral exponents and all that.

Preschool-1st grade: 1+1=2

2nd-4th grade: 20x20=400

5th-8th grade: geometry and algebra

9th-12th grade: AP calculus, statistics, and trigonometry

College: basically the same stuff you learned in high school, but 1000% harder.

*7*

**You have to do It**

Yes. It must be perfect, stunning, worthy of the impossible A+. Oh, and not just the answer - the solution too.

A misplaced number, and you can shove your grades in the trash.

*8*

**A lot of the material is useless**

I could go on and on about the nonsense my math teacher teaches my honors class.

I'm either going to be a scientist or play baseball, so I don't need algebra and whatnot.

Only addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are useful in life.

I will never use 99% of what I learn. I can bet on it.

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**Homework**

*Flips table* Forget Pennywise. Math is the real sick joker.

*10*

**It's confusing**

Confusing is too simple. It's mental abuse to human beings.

Too confusing. Even if you are smart.

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**No bathroom breaks**

I mean seriously, it's stupid how teachers don't let people use the bathroom. If you hold your pee too long, it can cause serious health problems.

So, it's better for students to get sick just so they don't miss out on math tutorials? As if these math tutorials are more important than taking care of your health. NO! Health comes first. Using the bathroom isn't a privilege. It's a human right to take care of yourself.

That annoying moment when you have to use the bathroom, but the teacher won't let you go because they're afraid you'll miss out on a very important lesson.

Then it turns out to be a lesson you learned last year.

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**It's hard**

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**You never use 95% of the material**

I think you mean 99%. My mum has never needed to know the positive difference of 45 and 3/4 or the sum of 2/56786636366363. She's the entrepreneur of a company.

The only math-related thing she needed is graphs.

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**They act like it's your favorite thing in life**

So true! Imagine you're just chilling at your desk in school, sighing because you obviously flunked the math test. Suddenly, a horrible, gleaming face beams at you, as if he has nothing better to do in life.

The math teacher asks if you enjoyed his test. The math teacher ends up in the hospital.

They say it's not a waste of time when it really is a big waste of time.

*15*

**It's the worst part of school**

I don't like math. I prefer social studies and reading. There is too much memorizing.

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**You forget how to do a single step**

This is how I got most of the problems wrong. There are so many steps in a formula, and it's so hard to memorize them all in the correct order!

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**The teacher is terrible**

Detention because you didn't do your homework, which was too hard.

He never explains anything. Seriously.

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**It's ridiculous**

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**Showing your work**

Yeah, right! Like I will remember if I write the formula every time!

Why not just tell us the formula over and over instead of making us write it?

*20*

**Remembering equations**

The statistics formulas were so confusing that I constantly did the problems in the wrong order!

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**It wastes your time**

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**You don't understand it**

I don't understand it sometimes, but I keep trying.

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**Algebra**

I am in F.1, and it is so hard! Directed numbers and fractions worsen the condition.

You have to remember in which situations the number is directed or not. My brain is going to explode in 5 seconds. R.I.P.

*24*

**That one student who keeps whining about getting things wrong**

There's no problem at all with just asking for help, but even the teachers get sick of students whining, "Oh, I got it wrong!" every two minutes.

Seriously, these people need to stop feeling sorry for themselves and respect the fact that others around them are serious about improving their skills and passing the class without being childish about it.

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**The teacher gets very picky on how you do the work**

My teacher gave me a bad grade because I didn't show my work!

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