Well, I'm very good with math but I think the reason people say it's hard is because of all those equations that you have to memorize. Don't worry if math isn't your strong suit--find someone in math that can explain things better than the teacher (that is, if the teacher isn't helping).
No its not
Math requires a level of observation and of precision of thought that are increasingly uncommon. It requires abstract thinking, but references real experience that is also increasingly uncommon.