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Jobs without math. Question.


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Joined: Dec 23, 2006
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Posted Dec 27, 2006 at 10:35:37 PM
Subject: Jobs without math. Question.

Hi,

Does any one know any jobs that don't involve any math?

Thank you for any help. :)
[Modified by: Kentuckygirl on December 28, 2006 12:32 AM]

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geodob
Joined Feb 06, 2005
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Posted:Dec 28, 2006 2:59:08 AM

Hi,
But what type of job do you want to do? That is the more important question!
Having a Maths Difficulty doesn't mean that you are not able to do any maths. But rather, that the techniques and strategies that you have been taught, dont suit you.
So you might begin by defining what sort of job you want, then ask the question about techniques and strategies that will enable you to do that type of job?
You might be surprised?
Geoff,

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upsetwithmyld
Joined Dec 09, 2006
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Posted:Dec 30, 2006 11:36:44 PM

erm...I would have to disagree. Knowing that you have a weakness in math, I would definitely stay away from jobs that require math skills. Try and use your strengths, spending to much time on something you are not confident with might be too much...especially in a professional setting. If you are interested in strengthening your math skills, I would do it on your own time, not when you are required to perform at work.....sorry if this sounds harsh.

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Sue
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Posted:Jan 02, 2007 1:50:50 PM

NOt harsh... just reality :)

But geodob is right too. I would start with "what kind of job do you want?" and then see how you can work around, over or tghrough the math difficulties... which of course depend on how severe they are.

Sue J, webmastress www.resourceroom.net

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mikethedj
Joined Jun 19, 2008
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Posted:Jun 19, 2008 2:21:21 PM

My math stinks too. I get into a lot of trouble because I'm almost 40 and still mess up counting. I use "Fuzzy math" and I get into trouble with it. Trouble with anything that is fuzzy is that it creates "Static" static leads to sparks and then the whole thing blows up in my face. And that's just the science of it.

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jackiew83
Joined Jul 04, 2008
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Posted:Jul 18, 2008 7:19:38 PM

I have trouble with math as well and love my profession but sometimes worry when Math comes up. I work with children that have LD like us! I am actually a one on one aide with a girl that's about a 2nd grade level. But sometimes I have to help other kids who are higher learning then she is, and that's when I say " I don't remmeber how to do this, you might want to go ask another adult". Kids need to learn that it's ok if someone even us adults may not know everything and that's fine. Education is a great profession but if you don't know geometry or anything really past division or fractions like me then I would say 2nd grade and below. Because 3rd graders are learning that hard math sooner then you think now-a-days. Hope that helps.

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rottiedog
Joined Jul 27, 2008
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Posted:Jul 27, 2008 8:58:07 PM

Yeah, I've been fired from Taco Bell and video stores for counting money back wrong. I even got investigated for theft when my drawer came up short! So, I'd say to stay away from those types of jobs. Yet, I've found that there are many jobs that can be fulfilling and not require math. My visual perceptual skills stink but I have succeeded as a truck driver because I make a point to not put myself (or my rig) into tight spots. The family joke is that I can drive an 18 wheeler yet can't parallel park my minivan. So true!
Anyway, I'm 39 and have tried numerous jobs and the ones that worked for me are landscaping, trucking, waitressing (if register work isn't required), and teaching. I'm just finishing up my multiple subject teaching credential (had to get the math substituted out in order to get it) and find that I do very well with alternate ed. high school kids and third graders (they don't know more than I do - - yet. Keep trying and you'll find something. Self emplyment works well. You don't have to worry about getting there on time (smile). Hope this helps.

Rottiedog

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . .

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justfound
Joined Dec 30, 2010
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Posted:Jan 01, 2011 6:57:54 PM

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Rottiedog, I need to substitute my math credits so that I can get a Teacher Certificate. A Counselor and a Staff member at my cc have told me that this isn't possible for a Teacher Certificate. I've been diagnosed with Mathematics Disorder, and was allowed to substitute Logic for College Algebra to get my AA degree. I hope that you are still 'looking in' on this forum.
Thanks,
jus'

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Marycv
Joined Jan 23, 2013
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Posted:Feb 03, 2013 12:15:30 AM

I too am bad at Math and try my very best to avoid it. There must be lots of jobs that involve no Math like a chef, data entry, sales person, etc. Are there certain skills you are good at? Something you like to do? If so, start your research from there. Good luck.

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blake1
Joined Aug 24, 2013
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Posted:Aug 24, 2013 8:48:12 PM

I also suck at math.

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