the pre-algebra fiasco

by Kelli
(California)




I was a terrible math student. Everything took me longer to "get". I took pre-algebra in 7th, again in 8th, and once more in 9th grade. In 9th grade I had back surgery and was out of school for a couple of months. During that time I had a tutor who was an algebra teacher. He took me beyond the pre-algebra and got me started doing full-on algebra. With his one on one help, I really got it, and liked math for the first time.

I proudly took all my work to school with me my first day back. My teacher took one look at it, and declared that since I had not done "the assigned work", he could not give me credit for it. I got a D- that year in pre-algebra.

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Kudos to you Kelli!
by: Rakiya

Oh Kelli,

That really is a pre-algebra fiasco. I would have passed you regardless!

At least you are at the top of your game now with this excellent site http://www.smartfirstgraders.com/index.html ...move over everyone, Kelli is in the house.

Kudos to you!


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