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16th Jul '16 3:25:51 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Several arcs of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' showed Sally struggling with the "new math" and driving both Charlie Brown and Linus up the wall as they tried tutoring her. Peppermint Patty doesn't like it either, although the problems asked in her class are often hard ones that grade school students wouldn't be studying.




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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls'' episode "Him Diddle Riddle", Bubbles claims she ''hates'' math; this is contradicted in a later episode where she claims she likes it (but Buttercup does not).
9th Jun '16 1:13:04 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Creator/BillEngvall recounts a time that his preteen daughter came to him for help with her math homework:
-->'''Bill:''' "Sure, baby, let me take a look at that for ya."
-->''*Alternates wide-eyed glance between his daughter and her worksheet before handing it back to her*''
-->'''Bill:''' "...When'd they start puttin' letters with it?"
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30th May '16 4:51:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Averted by Keladry of Mindelan in ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'', who likes and is quite good at even advanced math (to the point that her friends among the pages half-jokingly say they would have failed mathematics to a man without her help). TamoraPierce states this was to space Kel a little apart from her previous main characters in [[Literature/TortallUniverse Tortall]], who were never stated to ''hate'' it but were disinterested at best.

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* Averted by Keladry of Mindelan in ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'', who likes and is quite good at even advanced math (to the point that her friends among the pages half-jokingly say they would have failed mathematics to a man without her help). TamoraPierce Creator/TamoraPierce states this was to space Kel a little apart from her previous main characters in [[Literature/TortallUniverse Tortall]], who were never stated to ''hate'' it but were disinterested at best.
29th May '16 4:31:54 AM Doug86
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* Justified in the instance of ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} from the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' - turns out she has dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia.
** And the first ''Wolverine and the X-men'' comic ends with a brochure on courses, including "Algebra Sucks, I Know, But You Still Have To Learn It".

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* Justified in the instance of ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} from the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' - turns out she has dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia.
** And the first ''Wolverine and the X-men'' X-Men'' comic ends with a brochure on courses, including "Algebra Sucks, I Know, But You Still Have To Learn It".
13th May '16 1:24:43 AM Sugao
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* An economist was [[MistakenForTerrorist mistaken for a terrorist]] for the terribly suspicious crime of...[[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/rampage/wp/2016/05/07/ivy-league-economist-interrogated-for-doing-math-on-american-airlines-flight/ doing math.]]
9th Apr '16 1:45:22 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In a non-fiction example, this trope helps explain why actress-turned-mathematician Danica [=McKeller=] (yes, [[HeyItsThatGuy Winnie Cooper]] from ''TheWonderYears'') authored three books aimed at middle-school-aged girls to encourage developing their maths skills; "Math Doesn't Suck", "Kiss My Math" and "Hot X: Algebra Exposed".

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* In a non-fiction example, this trope helps explain why actress-turned-mathematician Danica [=McKeller=] (yes, [[HeyItsThatGuy Winnie Cooper]] Cooper from ''TheWonderYears'') authored three books aimed at middle-school-aged girls to encourage developing their maths skills; "Math Doesn't Suck", "Kiss My Math" and "Hot X: Algebra Exposed".
6th Apr '16 1:31:32 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Finch has to pose as a substitute teacher, and is aghast to find that the students have been given a maths problem as punishment. He ends up giving them a MundaneMadeAwesome speech on the subject of Pi.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Averted in ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Harold Finch has to pose as a substitute teacher, teacher in "2-Pi-R", and is aghast to find at the idea that the students have maths is punishment (they've been given assigned a maths problem as punishment. punishment by their regular teacher). He ends up giving them the class a MundaneMadeAwesome speech on the subject of Pi.
6th Apr '16 1:28:29 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Finch has to pose as a substitute teacher, and is aghast to find that the students have been given a maths problem as punishment. He ends up giving them a MundaneMadeAwesome speech on the subject of Pi.
3rd Mar '16 9:32:03 AM Prfnoff
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** One of Calvin's Spaceman Spiff fantasies has him imagining an elementary-school arithmetic challenge as a HumanSacrifice to the dark god "Nollij."

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** One of Calvin's Spaceman Spiff fantasies has him imagining an elementary-school summoned to the blackboard to solve a first-grade arithmetic challenge problem (11 - 4) as being chosen as a HumanSacrifice to the dark god alien GodOfEvil known as "Nollij."
10th Feb '16 12:10:29 AM BlackBaroness
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* In the manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'', Madotsuki backs out of the Number World after commenting that she's bad with math. Even ambiguous characters un-ambiguouosly hate math.
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