In light of reading the Yelling right or wrong thread, it prompted me to create this thread. I am terrible at math and over the years I have had bad experiences with it. The most memorable ones have been ones in which for example I had asked my dad for help, this was in 9th grade, so it was Algebra I. I should have known not to ask him, b/c it was like 7:30 at night and he had just gotten home from work. Well 7:30 turned into 11 PM and I was still not getting it and he had had enough and freaked on me, he yelled at me evrytime I got something wrong and just basically got frustrated and lost his cool, long story short I cried and got pissed, which pissed him off. I finished the work, but I was a bit traumatized by the event.
The next event was at school. I had stayed after for some help from my geometry teacher. I t had been about an hour into the tutoring session and he was getting frustrated with me b/c I wasn't getting it. He brought one of his teacher friends into the room, while I stood at the chalk board and did problem after problem wrong and those two ridiculed me and pointed out my faults on it, but did it in a profoundly humiliating way. So basically with that I had went home horrifically depressed and felt "inferior" basically.
After these instances I found myself never asking for help when i needed it, possibly for fear of being yelled at and ridiculed for not being able to do the work.
Has anyone else had an experience like this? How did it effect you?