I really identify with the math "issues". Math was NEVER a subject I could fell comfortable with. But having just graduted from Nursing school
, I was blessed with a great teacher who gave us just a few formulas that work in just about every situation.
Part of the process of going throuhg school I found out was learing to read the questions. i know that sounds self explanatory, but believe me it's not. For some reason the usual way to ask test questions often times goes out the window in nursing school! It's not always tricky, but often just the way the question is asked. I usually 'read' too much into the question and tried to do things that were not asked for...
That said, I purchased lots of extra help books on math, spent the entire summer teaching myself ways to solve problems etc. To no avail. But in one class my teacher taught us how to read the question, see what is being asked for and use the formulas (that you too will learn) to solve the problem.
One thing to always do: ALWAYS write out the formula for the problem you are working on ALWAYS. doing this keeps you honest to the problem and provides a road map of where you need to go to solve what is being asked of you.
last, as much as i said I will never use this stuff...it is still used, take time to learn it. It is as much a skill to master as any other clinical skill you will be learning. That's a good way to look at it. I you can learn to insert a Foly catheter, you can learn to solve math problems.