College Algebra ughh - page 2
by beckyboo1 5,031 Views | 29 Comments
I have a pretty much all A average but I absolutely cannot understand college algebra. I've always been able to learn anything, but not this. How did everyone else get through it???... Read More
- 0Oct 21, '12 by SadalaOk. So I purposely got a BA in a liberal arts field the first time around so that I wouldn't have to take higher math and science. I got through college algebra the THIRD time I took it, and only because the professor took pity on me.
Fast forward to the future and the job market bottoms out and I decide to make a career change into nursing. And... I had to do more entrance exams AND I had to take those science courses I purposely chose NOT to take the first time around. And... I needed to do well in math.
I found this free website that helped me to understand math in a way I had never "gotten" it before. coolmath.com
Maybe it will help you out too.
- 0Oct 21, '12 by MsAlbaHere, Becky:
Completing the square | Quadratic functions | Khan Academy
Maybe that will help you. He explains things really well!
- 0Oct 22, '12 by ElladoraI went to a relatively small community college and they had an amazing tutoring center. I would definitely look into it. Also see if your college offers Trio. Beyond that, there are some great websites that can help you. If you are truly not able to understand it, can you drop down to a lower class? I know at our college they had some pre-algebra classes that helped with the basics. The plus side - you had a strong foundation for any math classes you might taken. The con? They weren't considered a college level class, therefore you didn't get any transfer credit for them.
- 0Oct 22, '12 by irisheyesRsmilinOh I feel your pain! I so dreaded Algebra as I stink at math terrible! But I am here to tell you that if I can do it, so can you!
I passed with a "B" and was very proud of that!
( typically an A student)
I found two thins that helped me. One was attitude. I love to learn and so I kept challanging myself and putting myself in a good frame of mine when I walked into class EACH DAY! I also explained my challanges to my teacher and lucky for me, he felt my pain and every day I would come to class early and work thru problems with him on the white board. This extra help did wonders for me as he could catch where I was going wrong and reinforce things I eeded to focus on. I hope you have a teacher as willing to help as mine did. I think technically I should have only got a "C" grade, but the teacher saw how hard I was trying, the homework done every day, the extra efforts I took and coming in early.
I wish you best of luck in your class and know you can survive this! This too shall ast and Algebra will be a distant memory int he near future!