Did you know that Arithmophobia is the fear of numbers? It is true. Maybe numbers are not the problem so much as it is what you have to do with them that frightens you; two-thirds of Americans loathe or fear math... The good news is, it can be overcome! Here are some simple ways to work at it http://www.radford.edu/content/LARC/home/learning-guides/math/math-anxiety.html (pairing it with chocolate helps too, I have found).