It's an interesting question, because I remember in high school, I would find math boring if I didn't have the right teacher.
I still do. I mean it IS boring to sit there and do tonnes of problems.
However, given appropriate amount of time and encouragement, I would do fine. Not well. Just fine.
It did make me wonder, do the people who do well in math just have more drive/motivation, or do they find it so enjoyable that they actually like it?
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I think being good at math comes naturally to some people, while others simply can't do it, irrespective of efforts.
I was never terrible at math, but when it came to even slightly advanced concepts/calculations, my mind would simply stop working. If I tried harder, I would end up with a terrible headache.
I'm so glad I can choose to stay away from math now. That was one heartless bitch! :P0
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If you have to put a lot of effort into it just to do fine, then yes, I'd say so. Not to say that necessarily means you're bad at it but that you may just be average at it.
Even with just minimal effort, I always did very well in Math. I was able to understand and apply the concepts easily and just made sure to write down the necessary formulas and a couple of sample problems for later reviewing - sometimes didn't even listen in class and just analyzed my notes at home to understand how it all worked, and that was enough. And yes, I liked it. I liked it so much that I used to go on Yahoo Answers to answer all the Math questions I could find there. 🙈0