Dear Faith: I hate
math, but I need it to get into college. How can I learn to like
First of all, don't panic! Not everyone likes
math, and that's fine. We all have subject matters we like more
than others. You may never learn to love math, but you can learn to
hate it less.
Math is required for many courses, so you're
smart to tackle your math phobia. The good news is that math has
many practical applications in everyday life. Instead of thinking
of the subject as a lot of abstract numbers, it might help you to
try some real-life applications to see how useful and important
math can be.
Find the career articles for the careers you're
interested in and check out the Real-Life Math exercises in the Get
Started section. You'll find that practically every career uses
math in some way -- and that when you're using math for something
you're interested in, it doesn't have be frightening.
Thanks for writing!