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26th Sep '16 1:59:08 PM Archimedes
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Algebra! Calculus! Geometry! Arithmetic! How can we even begin to describe these unspeakable horrors, guaranteed to strike fear, anxiety, nausea, [[ParanoiaFuel paranoia]], [[GoMadFromtheRevelation madness]], and [[HeroicBSOD paralysis]] into the hearts and souls of all? Mathematics, most of all the advanced courses that delve in otherworldly chaotic theories, easily presents itself as torturous, [[MindScrew mindscrewy]], or just downright [[MindRape mind-rapingly]] [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian]].

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Algebra! Calculus! Geometry! Arithmetic! How can we even begin to describe these unspeakable horrors, guaranteed to strike fear, anxiety, nausea, [[ParanoiaFuel paranoia]], [[GoMadFromtheRevelation madness]], and [[HeroicBSOD paralysis]] into the hearts and souls of all? Mathematics, most of all the advanced courses that delve in otherworldly chaotic theories, easily presents itself as torturous, [[MindScrew mindscrewy]], or just downright [[MindRape mind-rapingly]] [[EldritchAbomination [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Lovecraftian]].
20th Sep '16 9:00:21 AM Willbyr
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* In ''KatawaShoujo''

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* In ''KatawaShoujo''''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''
19th Sep '16 8:15:43 AM longWriter
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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': One episode had the TV Guys tell Mr. Potato Head and his crew to do an educational superhero show. When Mr. Potato Head's character sang a song about the Pythagorean Theorem right before a battle with an evil robot, the evil robot just moaned "I ''hate'' math!", [[ItMakesSenseInContext filled up its bubble-helmet with whipped cream in a panic]], and fainted.
29th Jul '16 5:20:26 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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* 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. (Ironically, she really hated learning the metric system, something Schulz seemed to [[HillariousInHindsight believe the United States would eventually adapt.]])
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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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* 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".
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