Sunday, March 19, 2006

Math Anxiety!

According to my wonderful college, I need to take another math course. An option is to do the CLEP exam.

I have not done math since the fall of 1997, when I took pre-calc in my freshman year of college. So I knew it would be really tough either way.

After looking at the summer schedules, I decided that the CLEP would be the best way to go about it. So I ordered the exam review book on Amazon this week, and it arrived last night.

This morning I took the first practice test, as a diagnostic, to see where I was.

Well, it was pathetic.

Out of the 60 questions, I only answered 30. (A number of those ended up being guesses.) Out of those 30 I answered, I got 11 correct.


I will read this review book, and perhaps ask the friendly math teachers at my school for help. But maybe I should find a class to take after all...


Miss Browneyedgirlie said...

Ick - math!

My first Masters class at my new college is going to be math - 4 hours of it, until 8 p.m. at night!

I feel your pain.

NYC Educator said...

Isn't there some math for idiots course in your college? I took a course called "logic" that counted as a math course once. It was easy.

Anonymous said...

You may also want to consider taking an online mathematics course at a community college. SUNY offers several online math courses at But you need to sign up soon for this summer or fall since online courses fill up fast.

Best of luck!


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