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Old 01-14-2021, 08:39 AM
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Put your kids in better schools.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by turf3 View Post
Put your kids in better schools.
This thread began 13 years ago, so the OP's kids should be well on their way to adulthood now.

Wonder if any of them are in med. school? OP., if you're still there, how about an update?
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Old 01-29-2021, 07:02 PM
Location: Ashland, Oregon
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Confessions of a Miserable Math Student

I was a terrible student in this subject; still am. I recognized at a young age, though, how important it was to learn about and understand math. It also was part of every curriculum all the way up through my first three years of college. There was no Kumon back in my day but remedial math help, if that's what it is, might not have done the trick for me.

In high school we took the NYState Regents Exams. My grade was 70 for the year and a 70 on the test for geometry. So I retook the course in summer school with no other distractions. The teacher was wonderful. Still, I got a 70 in the course and a 71 on the exam.

In college, one of the requirements was statistics. I took it during the year and got a C-. I retook it (and paid to do so) over the summer and got a C.

My third year of college required a course involving permutations and combinations. Another wonderful teacher. And another C for me.

Yes, I tried. Yes, I studied. It just didn't sink in and I still count on my fingers.

I didn't give up on myself. There were other areas of great interest to me and my life wasn't a failure because I couldn't comprehend math. My point is, don't make your kid miserable over it. Help them as much as you can and encourage them in other areas.
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