I failed Elementary Algebra this past fall. I really couldn't keep up and since I never went to high school other than pre-alg last spring I didn't know the tricks that many other students seem to know. I will be 32 this month and have 2 kids 13 and 6. I am thinking of taking next spring off from my cc to go to an adult school and take a math class there so I am better prepared. I get A's in everything else (A-'s still learning to balance home and school). I just feel overwhelmed when it comes to math I'm having anxiety just writing about it. I went to tutoring center, I paid a girl from class to help me, what else can I do? Is there any workbooks I can buy that anyone highly recommends?
Jan 15, '13
I am 34 yo and have a 14 yo an 8 yo and an almost 2 yo. I am getting my pre-nursing prereqs for my BSN. I have not done math for many many years. My community college has remedial courses. I was suppose to test my ability in math and then be placed where I test into. I did not even do that pre test for math. I just started out in math 0300. That is the first level math they offer at my college. Math 0300 starts with 3rd grade math and goes into fractions and maybe finishes in 7th grade math stuff. It is so important to understand fractions. Anyway, I continued on to 0301, 0302, and 0303. Now I will soon be starting college algebra. There maybe something that you are missing. Something that is not understood, a gap that is making it hard to get through math. Maybe you should just take math all by its self, not with other classes or very easy classes with math. Maybe you need to start in a lower level math. Do what ever you need to do to get your dream done. I know it is discouraging but I am sure you can do this.
Last edit by friendlyjane on Jan 15, '13