College Algebra ughh - page 2

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

  1. Visit  PalmHarborMom profile page
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    beckyboo1- most colleges offer free tutoring that is also a great help. It may have tutoring hours that will work better for you. At my university, math tutoring is available until 10pm Sun-Thurs. It can't hurt to look into it.
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  3. Visit  beckyboo1 profile page
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    it's a small community college or i'm sure tutoring hours would me available
  4. Visit  Elladora profile page
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    I 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.

    Good luck!
  5. Visit  NursinginProgress profile page
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    If you don't understand the class, textbook or teacher, google, bing or YouTube it. In today's techno world, resources are just a click or tap away. Good Luck and Happy Nursing!
  6. Visit  irisheyesRsmilin profile page
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    Oh 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!
  7. Visit  Nurse2b7337 profile page
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    I have to take statistics next semester any advice????
  8. Visit  Nurse2b7337 profile page
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    Nursinginprogress love your avatar!! Those are HOTT!
  9. Visit  Pffle profile page
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    Absolutely Khanacademy.org is the way to go. They explain not only the process and formula, but WHY it is the way it is. I don't know what I would do without them.
  10. Visit  jadams46 profile page
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    The one thing I can say is that if you were the patient, would you feel safe with a nurse caring for you that didn't know how to calculate the appropriate dosages? If you don't understand something that's too complicated for you, then you need to do the responsible thing and go back a few steps and re-learn the basics. Then you can proceed once you master those. It takes at least 10,000 repetitions of something to master it.
  11. Visit  BeagleBabe profile page
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    I passed algebra in high school with a C, but didn't learn a thing. When I got to my CC, I started at the bottom, like the other posters suggested to you. My CC offered pre-algebra (thankfully I didn't need to go that far back) and basic algebra for no credit. Then intermediate algebra for credit, but it would not count as a math class for an AA, AS, or transfer to a university. I took basic and intermediate. I can't tell you how much confidence it gave me to FINALLY understand math! . I'm very auditory and have to hear something multiple times to get it. Finding out what kind of learner you are can help you study. I always record lectures because I need to hear it. Pictures, charts and models are less helpful to me, but might be what you need.

    Then I took college algebra, and got a b. I wasn't thrilled with a B, but after all I'd been through it was awesome. This semester I took statistics and got an A!!!! I also got free tutoring at my CC.

    Have you been to rate my profossor.com? I always choose my professors based on their ratings there. They're usually right. You need to have a good teacher, or you will never learn. I also never take new professors, since they don't seem to ever have their act together, and I don't take adjuncts anymore since I had TWO quit in one year! Adjuncts just throw in the towel if they're no longer in the mood to teach or get overwhelmed.

    Good luck to the posters in college algebra and the one going into statistics! It just required hard work and dedication. You can do anything you set your mind to.
  12. Visit  BeagleBabe profile page
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    Where do you get that 10,000 number? I'm sure I haven't done my stats or algebra problems 10,000 times, and I learned the formulas.
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  13. Visit  maddiem profile page
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    Try this website...its AMAZING! It has helped me math soooo much! And a lot of others subjects too!! Khan Academy
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  14. Visit  beckyboo1 profile page
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    Quote from jadams46
    The one thing I can say is that if you were the patient, would you feel safe with a nurse caring for you that didn't know how to calculate the appropriate dosages? If you don't understand something that's too complicated for you, then you need to do the responsible thing and go back a few steps and re-learn the basics. Then you can proceed once you master those. It takes at least 10,000 repetitions of something to master it.
    I've been an LPN for 25 years so me knowing how to do drug calculations is not an issue. I'm just trying to get through this class. Every part of algebra I've needed for drug calc etc, I have already learned and mastered.


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