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Stop telling yourself that you’re bad at math, and get good at math.

Here’s how to do it:

Pick up a copy of Michael Spivak’s incredible textbook called “Calculus,” and work through it cover to cover, doing all of the exercises. This will take several months, and be very difficult, but you will learn a lot.

Pick up a copy of Knuth’s textbook Concrete Mathematics, and work through that. The exercises are important, but not as much as in Calculus.

You’ll be in the top 10% of undergrads at your school if you do this. People are self defeating – if you say that you don’t like math, you’ll end up making yourself adverse to it.

Some pretty good advice about good math books to read if you want to improve your math. The replies were ok too.

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