Basically the one thing that has kept me from persuing a nursing degree is that I am bad in Math. Its just anything higher than basic Algebra,I have a hard time with.
The thing with about Math and me is that if I put my time into studying,I will do good.Not true with Math,it seems that no matter how hard I study I still do poorly.I am going to browse the boards and read the Math related posts.
Has anyone else who has problems with Math overcome them and completed their degree and how did you do it?
Apr 11, '06
by Tweety, BSN
Quote from flipflopgrl
wow...tweety...that is some great advice! i have always let math intimidate me, but you make alot of sense and put it out there nicely! i have a math test on the first day of class on may 11th and i have let it bother me, but after reading tweety's post i think i can look at math now in a whole different light! i hope this helps you too-the bell jar! good luck...
thanks candice. i confess that math comes very easily to me, but honestly have found those who have the concept "i'm no good in math" really become crippled not by the math and their inherent inability to do it but their fear. their fear and anxiety get the most of them, when the concepts of math are something that they can master, but their fears cripple them. they may not like math, and indeed some of us are better than others, and it may be a weakspot academically, but when they put aside their fears and negative self-talk and self-image they can do it.
you can too. good luck.
Last edit by Tweety on Apr 11, '06