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Feeling bad after not being able to solve problems

  1. Sep 21, 2014 #1
    I'm trying to improve in mathematics. I was practicing differentiation sums today. I could solve the easy ones but the moment i had to solve sums with the same theory/formula but a bit harder, my brain stopped working. I had to ask Yahoo Answers 3 times today to solve 3 problems. I just had to read the answers halfway and I was already like, oh yeah and it just clicked into my head.

    I'm feeling down because I genuinely like maths and physics but I never did amazing. I never flunked but I never got 90% in my final exams. I'm practicing more and more but these problems and the fact that I make stupid mistakes a lot (forget the minus, don't multiply the numbers) is really discouraging me and makes me think I'm bad at maths.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2014 #2
    I don't think you should worry too much, just try to be more careful in your math.
    If your only problem is stupid mistakes (and not deep conceptual understanding), that's great; the solution, as I said, is to be more careful, just take your time. We all have trouble solving problems sometimes, and I feel stupid all the time, so don't worry :).
     
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