I am NOT getting MATH!



Sep 19, '12It depends on the type of math. Ask professors for help, practice practice practice is the only thing that has really ever helped me in math. Have you tried any tutoring through your school? It might help.

Sep 19, '12It's for ACT math. I have to pass the ACT with a certain score and the math is the ONLY portion I am having a horrible time with!

Sep 19, '12Which part of the math is giving you a hard time? Are you stuck in prealgebra or something else? Basic arithmetic you probably have. And multiplication/division even if not memorized you can get with a piece of scratch paper.
Go to the testing center at the school (or any community college) and they usually have a math tutoring "class" (like an hour or two for free) that is specific to the test you're taking where they go over what you really need to know and they walk you through it. 
Sep 19, '12ALL math. I mean of course I know the basics but it's mainly algebra. I would go to the tutoring my school offers, but I work during the time they give it. IDK what else to do.

Sep 19, '12perhaps the ..............for Dummies series? try getting a disc at stapels or where ever...library even.


Sep 19, '12What exactly about algebra are you having trouble with? Quadratic equations? Inequalities? Binomial Distribution? Can you be more specific?

Sep 24, '12Either am I, maybe we can study together. Too bad this site doesn't offer something like a group study time where we could get together and discuss certain questions we have with each other, but maybe that is what the forums are for!

Sep 24, '12I feel you, math has always been my stumbling block too, especially algebra. I just had to review it for the GRE, and all I can say is practice practice practice. Math is one of those subjects where you can know all the rules, but still have trouble applying them, or make small mistakes that will completely change the answer, and the only way to rectify it is to just do it so much it becomes second nature.
One thing that makes me stumble on math is knowing HOW to approach a problem, or how to start. If I can see the first few steps, it clicks and I can easily go from there, but just seeing number soup that I'm supposed to simplify or solve is intimidating. Certain types of problems will appear over and over, so learn to recognize what they look like, and the strategies for solving them.
Sorry, it's difficult to give more specific advice without being face to face with pencil and paper, but if you have any specific questions, feel free to message me. 
Sep 24, '12You said you've tried all the sites  does that include Khan acadamy? IME he has a very natural way of explaining what seem like totally abstract concepts.
