I have been out of high school for over 15 years and I will admit that I have forgotten some of what I learned in algebra. When I took the COMPASS test it said that I needed a “brush up” course to improve my math skills. I have known about this since I started taking classes here over a year ago but I kept telling myself that I will get around to taking this math course…later.
Well later has come this quarter. I am very nervous about this class as math was never one my strong subjects. I never failed math in high school but I don’t think I retained it either. I went to my first math class yesterday and I left feeling like a genius probably because we were reviewing basic math principles (you know, adding, subtracting, rounding, and estimating). The class surprised me with how easy it seems to be, but I have been told by some people that it does get harder. I really hope that it doesn’t because I understand all of the stuff we are doing right now. I fear that when we start doing all the harder algebra my brain just won’t retain the information. Since high school I have stuffed my brain full with other things like husband, child, extended family work , etc. I don’t know if anyone out there has any ideas on how I get over this roller coaster of feelings I have for M-A-T-H, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I will keep you posted on my progress with one of two of my math requirements.