I am a weak mathematician. It's like the only class I never made an A in after 5th grade.
Compared to most people here, I took some pretty easy courses for college. I signed up for College Algebra in high school, so I wouldn't have to worry about it later. Got a B.
Finished my PreCal with a C.
The cool thing is when I changed my major to Theatre (yeah, I'm not an engineer like most of FJ apparently, but I love the program) I was told I had all the required math courses. I'm pretty happy.
But if worst comes to worst safo, try a different professor for your next semester. If Pre Cal 1 and 2 were easy then you shouldn't be making a bad average. That's just a ****** professor.
I didn't like Maths in High School, I found some of it interesting, but I preferred Physics.
So far, my course has been mostly physics the only maths we've used was integration and differentiation.
The difference that made me prefer Physics over Maths, is that Physics gives you real life situations, eg: How the mass of the car effects its acceleration etc. Whereas in maths, you were given a a random string of letters and numbers and told to find x, with no known purpose to it.
I suck at math, but I like a challenge. Math is the only subject I've ever had to try in, so naturally I'm advanced by two years and plan on being some type of an engineer.
There are a lot of engineering students like that. When they say they don't like math, they generally mean they don't like the pure theory after a while. Just my two cents.
This was my answer to the question "Define the upper bound for the best case running time on a given algorithm." on an assignment that took around 10 hours to finish (non-stop).
Hey! Im a freshman at a university, studying law and stuff and i had to take classes of this so called "discrete math" (we simply call it "logic", or "logic for lawyers")! Its actually not that hard, just sentences converted to random letters... Although it looks ******* terrifying i must say, it isnt...
i will agree with you there sir. Math major here and its like learning a new language. and not even a programming language its the language of math. which never ends.
As a teacher of English as a foreign language, I feel obligated but ashamed to say that that math looks ******* terrifying to me. I'm pretty sure I see some Russian letters in there.