Saturday, April 21, 2012

Math... Ugh!

I am a bit sad tonight. I just found out that I will be having to retake my Algebra class ( I am in College for all who may not know ) I am just so frustrated with myself! I am getting A's in all my other classes, but Math is for some reason hard for me :( 
All I can say is THANK GOD that when my kids reach homeschool middle school / highschool that I can just buy an online Algebra Curriculum to help teach them, because to be honest I am not sure I will be able to, or want to revisit this very unpleasant area of education again.
I just wish you did not need Algebra to get a degree. I mean for some professions I can understand needing to learn College level Math, but why is it if you choose a career path that will never use it on the job, why do you need to learn it?
I'll be honest with all of you, I used to wonder why people didn't go to college. I mean with grants and school loans out there to help you get an education which would earn you a better income and future, why do people just take min. wage jobs. Well, now I know! If you are not good in Math or lets say English, than it can be very hard to get through the general education classes so you can be able to go to school for said career. And let's be honest, sometimes it is not just hard for people, it is mentally impossible. Some people just can not learn Algebra and some people just can not put an Essay together. For instants I have a Friend, He is Super smart in Math ( wish he could share some of that with me lol ). He has all his classes done Math etc., but he can not pass his Eng. comp class. So he can not get his degree. Just so sad that he is stuck making min.wage, unable to finish his education because of his inability to pass one class. He is obviously bright or he would not be able to pass any of his other classes. I am afraid I may be in the same boat. I am having no problem passing all my other classes, but Math is just hard for me and I am not sure if I will ever be able to pass it. Even if I do I can honestly tell you that nothing will retain once I no longer need it. I am the kind of person that can will only remember if it interests me. If I do not like something or if it is boring it will not retain very long.

Anyways, Thanks for letting me vent :) I really needed it! And if you can, wish me luck! As this summer I  will be tackling this Algebra class again and like I said before I need all the help I can get.


Kerry said...

awwww, I'm SO sorry you've got to retake Algebra. That is SUCH a bummer. Wish I could reach through the computer and tutor you because algebra is one of my fave subjects. I, however, STINK at science. Of any kind or sort. Oh, and also geography. I REALLY stink at that. If you'll tutor me in geography and science, I'll return the favor for algebra!! :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Keri - My hubby will finally be graduating with his bachelors degree at the end of the summer. But Algebra has been his worst enemy, and he had to take it twice too. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

@ ~> Jennifer, I know your husbands pain! I feel the same way about Algebra at the moment. Good news is that hopefully once I pass Algebra, then never will I have to do it again lol! ~>I hope that is the same situation for your hubby too :)

@ ~> Kerry, it's a deal! ;)

Thanks ladies for all the support:)