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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, '09, 7:11 pm 
Hard to believe that some college students are having this much a problem with Math/Algebra!

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/edu ... gebra.html

Do you think this is an exceptional case, or is this type of thing happening everywhere?

Personally, I think it's probably happening everywhere.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, '09, 7:17 pm 
Well, I know I didn't do very well on my stats midterm...but we get to make up some points and I think most of the reason I did badly was some bad news I got that morning that took over my mind midway through the exam. I look at my grade and I can see where my mind fell apart.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, '09, 8:39 pm 
More people are going to college these days too. Even the people who struggle with some subjects more have to continue their education to get a decent job. Math is a very hard subject for some folks even in high school, but many high schools don't require advanced math like one would see in college for graduation.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 4, '09, 6:21 am 
The student said the requirement was only 2 years of math. You could probably only have a limited knowledge of Alegbra by then, I know some of my friends would be the same way here, if it wasn't a 4 year requirement...XD


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, '09, 10:39 pm 
Being married to a professional tutor, the reasons why can vary, but usually it can come down to unfamiliarity with the subject, and also bad math teachers.

I had to see a private tutor when I was studying for the GRE. I had forgotten so many math skills, and the tutor really made a difference.

It can take time, but consistent studying and seeing a tutor makes a huge difference with math skills. Most colleges offer free tutoring for students.


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