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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.
17th Jan '16 11:50:56 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Played with in the case of The Kimber Bombs, who will eagerly use mathematics to justify their inane stance, [[RunningGag and in the process]] expose that they are ''really'' bad with numbers, which always throws off their equations.[[/folder]]

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* Played with in the case of The Kimber Bombs, who will eagerly use mathematics to justify their inane stance, [[RunningGag and in the process]] expose that they are ''really'' bad with numbers, which always throws off their equations. Cherry is openly intimidated by numbers with more than two digits.[[/folder]]
17th Jan '16 11:43:37 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Played with in the case of The Kimber Bombs, who will eagerly use mathematics to justify their inane stance, [[RunningGag and in the process]] expose that they are ''really'' bad with numbers, which always throws off their equations.[[/folder]]
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