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14. I was an English major in college. No math courses were required, which was
a good thing since I could not have passed one. I somehow managed to get through Algebra II in high school, but it was a struggle. I am just plain not good at math.

Interestingly my daughter has earned straight A's in her high school math classes, but her standardized test scores in math are just average. :shrug:
Definite disconnect there.
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  -Highest level of math mastered pokerfan  Jul-09-10 03:58 PM   #0 
  - I passed DE. Then I switched to a history major and never thought about it again.  jobycom   Jul-09-10 04:17 PM   #1 
  - I've solved lots of DE since that class  pokerfan   Jul-09-10 11:46 PM   #27 
  - Used to be "beyond differential equations", but lack of use rotted it back to "calculus". -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-09-10 04:26 PM   #2 
  - LOL I am in the same boat except I'm rotting backwards from "I can count."  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-09-10 04:30 PM   #3 
     - LOL  SunnySong   Jul-09-10 08:04 PM   #19 
  - When I wrote programs in Assembly language, I could do hexadecimal arithmetic in my head.  baldguy   Jul-09-10 04:57 PM   #4 
  - well, thank God for computers  Capn Sunshine   Jul-09-10 05:27 PM   #5 
  - It's been 40 years since I graduated from high school.  Sisaruus   Jul-09-10 05:48 PM   #6 
  - Geometry and advanced algebra were the highest I took in college.  mix   Jul-09-10 05:55 PM   #7 
  - Does Statistics count? I actually like it and I'm NOT a math  Lindsey   Jul-09-10 06:09 PM   #8 
  - Got a C in Calculus, but don't ask me to do it now. I chose pre-calc.nt  amyrose2712   Jul-09-10 06:21 PM   #9 
  - Geez. You guys are tough.  Moondog   Jul-09-10 06:22 PM   #10 
  - Mastered, or been exposed to a basic knowledge of?  hobbit709   Jul-09-10 06:27 PM   #11 
  - I actually liked and did very well with algebra and trig - but hit a wall with calculus  Kali   Jul-09-10 06:30 PM   #12 
  - Asimov said that everyone hits a wall at some point  pokerfan   Jul-10-10 12:11 AM   #31 
     - doubt if it was poor teachers, I tried 3 times  Kali   Jul-10-10 03:32 PM   #42 
        - There's also an anxiety factor  pokerfan   Jul-10-10 03:48 PM   #43 
           - definitely anxiety by the third try!  Kali   Jul-10-10 04:44 PM   #45 
              - Yeah, math was always the one subject I never had to study  pokerfan   Jul-10-10 05:01 PM   #48 
  - Basic calculus  liberaltrucker   Jul-09-10 06:34 PM   #13 
  - I was an English major in college. No math courses were required, which was  LibDemAlways   Jul-09-10 06:35 PM   #14 
  - There's no 8th grade math option...  S n o w b a l l    Jul-09-10 07:42 PM   #15 
  - How are you allowed to graduate high school without calculus?  SunnySong   Jul-09-10 07:45 PM   #16 
  - I'm not a drop out....  S n o w b a l l    Jul-09-10 07:57 PM   #17 
  - Little over the top silly. I am surprised high schools don't require higher math in Senior and  SunnySong   Jul-09-10 08:02 PM   #18 
     - Not all schools are the same....  S n o w b a l l    Jul-09-10 11:01 PM   #23 
  - Are there any states that require calc to graduate high school?  noamnety   Jul-09-10 10:32 PM   #22 
  - IO don't know about states but there are plenty of school; districts that require advanced math  SunnySong   Jul-09-10 11:42 PM   #25 
     - I can imagine elite private schools requiring it  noamnety   Jul-09-10 11:54 PM   #29 
     - Well they have an out course for the math  SunnySong   Jul-10-10 12:05 AM   #30 
     - "Advanced math" is NOT a synonym for "calculus". And I've had the latter, TYVM.  WinkyDink   Jul-11-10 06:40 AM   #64 
  - What purpose does calculus serve the average person?  Kaleva   Jul-10-10 01:04 AM   #35 
  - Learning to learn I am guessing...  SunnySong   Jul-10-10 01:22 AM   #37 
     - That is the old wives' tale about why "math is good for you."  WinkyDink   Jul-11-10 06:38 AM   #62 
     - They don't want you to learn, they want you to be an obedient serf.  hobbit709   Jul-11-10 06:45 AM   #66 
  - Although I did take calc in high school, it was an AP class, not the norm.  grace0418   Jul-10-10 01:16 AM   #36 
  - well it was 18 years ago since i graduated high school  elana i am   Jul-10-10 04:15 PM   #44 
  - back in my day (class of 77, or rather 78 as I took a year off)  Kali   Jul-10-10 04:49 PM   #47 
  - Are you joking? Are you even an American? CALCULUS IS NOT REQUIRED ANYWHERE.  WinkyDink   Jul-11-10 06:37 AM   #61 
  - You can get a BA from a 4 year college  hobbit709   Jul-11-10 06:38 AM   #63 
     - And why not? It's not like college science or math majors must take Advanced Chaucer.  WinkyDink   Jul-11-10 06:42 AM   #65 
  - Had to re-read the question, and "mastered" is a tough call.  Curmudgeoness   Jul-09-10 08:52 PM   #20 
  - Earned a college degree, never darkened the door of any kinf oc calculus calssroom.  TheMightyFavog   Jul-09-10 09:01 PM   #21 
  - The Goesintas n/t  doc03   Jul-09-10 11:32 PM   #24 
  - well i'm in the "beyond differential equations" school  pitohui   Jul-09-10 11:44 PM   #26 
  - That's ME on the left down there...  MiddleFingerMom   Jul-09-10 11:53 PM   #28 
  - All we needed to pass to get our H.S. Diploma was Algebra.  Lindsey   Jul-10-10 12:37 AM   #33 
  - What's the thing where you figure out, for instance, the optimal dimensions  trackfan   Jul-10-10 12:28 AM   #32 
  - Horrible math phobia in high school.  EFerrari   Jul-10-10 12:47 AM   #34 
  - I learned BASIC programming in third grade  DarkTirade   Jul-10-10 01:49 AM   #38 
  - College Calc.  Odin2005   Jul-10-10 03:02 PM   #39 
  - I mastered college calculus  Tuesday Afternoon   Jul-10-10 03:11 PM   #40 
  - I started college relatively late in life...  MiddleFingerMom   Jul-10-10 03:22 PM   #41 
  - Japanese geometry learned from a Zen woodworker  Brother Buzz   Jul-10-10 04:47 PM   #46 
  - Enough to get paid $500 a pop to take the GRE for quite a few people  Redstone   Jul-10-10 05:34 PM   #49 
  - Thank God I didn't have to take a math class in college!  mnhtnbb   Jul-10-10 06:09 PM   #50 
  - University statistics ....and I hated it....  Tikki   Jul-10-10 10:38 PM   #51 
  - Hard to say...  wickerwoman   Jul-10-10 10:47 PM   #52 
  - I failed matrix linear algebra. I aced geometry. I don't remember any of it anymore.  applegrove   Jul-10-10 11:45 PM   #53 
  - calc I & II  La Lioness Priyanka   Jul-10-10 11:53 PM   #54 
  - Math was not my thing... That could be me in the cartoon.  Rhiannon12866   Jul-11-10 01:46 AM   #55 
  - VERY basic algebra, but so long ago that I could not work a problem at all now.  old mark   Jul-11-10 02:06 AM   #56 
  - I was on an accelerated track throughout HS...  Scooter24   Jul-11-10 03:05 AM   #57 
  - I got to trigonometry, barely, then backslid to "I can count"  velvet   Jul-11-10 04:25 AM   #58 
  - College match for idiots.  6000eliot   Jul-11-10 05:08 AM   #59 
  - "Mastered" was the fly in this ointment!  WinkyDink   Jul-11-10 06:35 AM   #60 
  - I completed multivariable calculus  jdp349   Jul-11-10 09:04 AM   #67 
  - Calculus - and never had any reason to use it  JPZenger   Jul-11-10 12:45 PM   #68 
  - Mastered? LOL.  Iggo   Jul-11-10 01:00 PM   #69 

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