In 7th grade, I transferred from Bryan Middle school to Visitation Catholic School and there was not enough room in the accelerated math program, which ultimately set me behind. In high school, I found myself bored in math and knew I needed to challenge myself, so I ended up setting up a meeting with the math department head and we discussed my options. Sophomore year, I ended up taking two math classes, which was not easy; double the test, quizzes and lessons! However, by taking two math classes, I was able to get myself into a higher math class which ultimately was my goal, and achieving it was an amazing feeling.
u02d2 Repairing a Learning Experience – Sheila R. Darden An unpleasant learning experience was taking an algebra class online and needing to have a tutor. I did not like math when I was in high school; however, I needed a math class to obtain my bachelor degree and could do a face-to-face class. It was difficult for me to grasp the concepts used to solve the equations and the tutor tried simplify the processes so I could complete the equations.
At 13 years of age, I was on my second year in middle school, excited to graduate and go through high school. I was surprisingly good at all the other subject except math. I hated it to the point of skipping the day that I will have a math class which fortunately was not every day. One day, my father came across my report card and he found out I had a C in my algebra class. I was grounded for a week straight with tutorial after school every single day and he sent me to an academy on Saturday that taught me computer math at Rice University.
The subject I have excelled was Algebra 1 during my freshman year in high school. When I first got into the class I knew what the teacher was teaching and I did not struggle in the class while some of my class mates were. Algebra was the easiest class I ever had because I knew all of the topics back from middle school. My middle school teacher helped me understand what Algebra was and how to solve equations and many other things that deals with the subject.
As a middle school student I was always horrible in math. It truly was my worst subject. Lucky enough for me I was able to pass with the lowest scores possible. As I graduated and entered high school, I realized that it was no longer that easy to pass without knowing the material. So because of this I knew I had to study and take time out to really grasp the methods and learn how to use them.
However, many of these problems stem from having misconceptions about algebra. From personal experience algebra can be a difficult topic to understand because it can be abstract, and it introduces a new set of vocabulary which can be hard to understand at once. Some misconceptions about algebra that can lead to students struggling with inequalities include; • Students believe that
Throughout middle school and my first 2 years in high school, I’ve gotten mainly As in my classes with an occasional B here and there. So in my junior year of high school, when I heard that I can take more than 1 AP course, I immediately wanted to challenge myself. I registered for 4 AP courses along with orchestra, and spanish on top of my extracurriculars. “Are you trying to kill yourself?” is what all my friends asked when I told them about my plan.
When I got algebra again for my sophomore year I got a tutor and did all my homework and payed attention during class. This resulted in me getting an 85 percent ass my overall grade and me passing my regents with an 83 percent. Instead of being like everybody else in the class and putting my self down, I saw what I was struggling in and fixed it. I wanted to pass, so I focused on that and got what I worked for. That is
When i first started high school i was very shy and timid. I came from a small private school with a graduating class of ten kids and I had to make the switch to a large public school with a class of three hundred and fifty kids. I didn 't know anybody coming into a high school and it was really hard for me to make friends. I would never ask questions in class even if i really needed help. My freshman and sophomore year were the hardest years for me academically and socially.
Also, at first I thought I was going to fail that class because I couldn't understand anything. But, after a while I really got the hang of them, and now I'm kinda good. I am most proud that I could actually do very hard math. I think I tried my best in P.e class but i guess i needed more than that.
The first week was relatively easy and I had no worries, but then the second week came along and changed my perspective of the class. The heavy amounts of math were not my favorite. I was sufficient in math, but this was more complex than any other math I had experienced before. I struggled on the first couple of quizzes and tests. I started to become discouraged with my capabilities.
I find that the beauty of math is in the process, and if students learn to care more for that instead I think they will understand more math. While being stressed is definitely my biggest weakness in math my biggest strength would be conceptualizing problems in new ways. Often when I was in college of high school when math becomes more complex and there are more than one way to solve the problem I would enjoy exploring that. I would try and look for the most effective way to solve problems it helped me to avoid the trap of getting the right answer being the goal. This is something that has definitely got stronger the more math I master.