Going back to school and I feel DUMB! - page 3

I'm 25, am happily married and have 3 children, ages 5, 3, and 1. In high school I did really well and graduated in the top 10% of my class. I was usually in honors classes. Well, I just took a look... Read More

  1. by   sweetea
    I had to start with beginning algebra also. I finished with a C+. I am in intermediate now. Still hanging in there. I graduated high school in 1978. So it has been wayyyy too long. But I can do it, anyone can...Sharon
  2. by   HGJ78
    Quote from *Bethany*
    I'm 25, am happily married and have 3 children, ages 5, 3, and 1. In high school I did really well and graduated in the top 10% of my class. I was usually in honors classes. Well, I just took a look at an example of what a math placement test might look like to get into my local community college and it was stuff that used to be really easy for me, but now.....I don't know ANY of it! I was so confused!!!! This is basic algebra that I could do in my sleep back in the day...but now....I feel like an idiot. I guess the pregnancies+countless sleepless nights+being a mommy 24/7 has really taken it's toll on the old noggin. I'm really discouraged.

    ~Mommy who feels like her brain is mush
    I felt the same way when I first went back. My high school math teacher told us we would use algebra every day of our lives....I think NOT! When I first started I took a refresher in algebra and geometry, I felt kinda dumb in my remedial math classes but it really did help me when I went to take my placement exams for the nursing school that I applied to. The advisers actually laughed at my results because I BOMBED the basic arithmetic but aced the algebra portion of the test. My score was 55/ basic arithmetic 99/ algebra for a cumulative of somewhere in the mid 80s. The algebra refresher was worth the time an effort. Now, if only I could add and subtract....

    You're not alone, good luck!

    ~H

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