I was a lost cause in grade school and I just continued from there. It bothers me. I have to get the kids at work to do simple calculations for me. The kids have even tried to teach me. Sometimes I get it, but usually I just want to cry. I do not like having to ask a kid for Math answers.
High school was no better for me. I tanked when it came to Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. Those sloping lines and quadratic equations were way over my head. I don't think my brain works that way. I may have been helped by online tutoring, if there was such a thing back in the day. I was just too shy and embarrassed to ask my teachers or classmates for help.
During my college years, the mystery of mathematics remained unsolved, for me at least. I also needed Chemistry help and Statistics help. It's a good thing I switched my major to Culinary Arts. There is some math involved in cooking, but I was able to manage with my very basic math skills.
Today, one can find Free math tutoring online. I just may check it out and see if it would help me. I' d love to be able to progress past simple arithmetic, multiplication and division. The kids at work would be relieved. I may even be able to teach them something!