In fifth grade we learned long division and I can remember being so stressed, I cried and went to the nurse. Once there I was expected to dry my eyes, go back to class, and apologise to the teacher for not learning correctly. The nurse had no sympathy. The office ladies resented my disruption of their day. Back in the classroom, was ashamed to let every other kid in the class know that I had no idea how to do long division and the concept was lost on me. My only option was to go to the teacher and admit I needed help. I would have been placed at the board, in front of everyone, and been "helped" with the whole class watching.
I kept my mouth shut. I failed math that year and every other year I was in school. I failed college math. I can't remember how I learned long division, but it was not in that 5th grade classroom. I never asked for Math help that day in class or any other day. My math skills are limited to addition, subtraction, multiplication (using my fingers) and simple long division.
I could have benefited from a Math Tutor. I probably could have been helped by my teacher, but I was too shy to admit my inability to grasp concepts, so I just fell further and further behind. This has affected me every day of my life. At work, when I have to double recipes, I have to get a kid to do the math for me. If no "Math Problem Solver" is available, I don't add the fractions, I just measure twice. This method is not ideal.
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My math skills were always horrible until I got to college and leared Calculus. For some strange reason that made sense to me. Now, I refer all math problems to my 8 year old, who is somewhat of a mathmatical rain man. Now when I need to figure something quickly, I simply say..."Go get me the boy." -JReplyDelete
I didn't get math at all until my college math instructor, Massoud, had the time and patience to make it all comprehensible. The hardest thing for me was understanding that fractions, decimals, percents and division were all the exact same thing! Why didn't my 4th grade teacher just say so in the first place?ReplyDelete