I agree with the poster who said to sit down with the math book you got for your classes. We used Calculate with Confidence, and it, too, started with the basics and went through drip rates, etc. I was always afraid of math in high school ( a LONG time ago!) but was determined not to let that fear stop me from succeeding in nursing school. A small group of us got our books early, met once a week for a month this summer and started going through the math book. I did every problem on every page through chapter 10 before school ever started and was glad I did, because the first assignment was Chapters 1 - 16! Anyway, we had our first math test last week and got the test back today and I got 100%!
That's the first 100 I can ever remember getting in math.
You can do it! Just get your hands on a book that starts with the very basics and work your way through it. Our books gave several ways to do each problem so you can figure out the way you like to do it the best, or the way that makes the most sense to you and use that. I know everyone says, "If I
can do it, anyone
can, but it's really true! If you put some time and effort in on it, you can learn it. And when you get done, you'll wonder why you were so stressed out about it! Really!!