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The Final Straw - New York State's Math A Course

Descent

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I finally just snapped today in my Math A2 class.

Every time there is a test, I feel ready. I know that I am prepared. I know all the material, and I know how to solve it.

Whoever makes the tests in our school deserves to be raped, shot, then beaten with an aluminum bat. Not only do they not understand THE FUCKING principle of the Math A course, they blatantly ignore how the teachers educate you in your homework.

Before I go any further, let me just say one thing: I am a math genius. I can solve just about anything, if you give me the time and tools.

But, here are my grades in 9th grade, in Math A:

Q1: D Q2: F Q3: F Q4: D Q5 (Final Exam): F (Purposely bombed, why waste my time if I am not going to pass?)

In tenth grade so far:

Q1: D Q2: F Q3: In progress, about a C, but will drop with time

My grades in 8th grade:

Q1: B Q2:B+ Q3: A Q4: A


Today, I just snapped. The whole idea of the Math A course is to teach math according to how it can be used in the real world.

IN THE REAL WORLD, THE REAL LIFE DIMENSIONS OF MY BEDROOM ARE 12x13, NOT FUCKING 4x x 4x+1, LIKE THE RETARDED TEST CREATOR MAKES, WHICH GOES AGAINST WHAT NEW YORK STATE DESIGNED THE COURSE AROUND.

Today, I snapped. I just became so livid with anger that I broke out in tears, in front of the whole class, and I was frustrated as hell, and I kept telling my teacher the redundant algebra in the tests was CAUSING ME TO FAIL, as wel as numerous other kids.

I became so focused on the issue at hand that I forgot that the entire class was there, looking at me two minutes before the bell rang. And you know what? I still don't give a shit. I got it all out. Two fucking years of anger, misunderstanding, and hell all broke loose in four minutes, but it wasn't a violent tantrum. It was calm and collected (By a tantrums standards).

The whole root of the problem is New York state themselves...They set down no guidelines on how the course should be taught, which screwed over the entire student body.

Fucking assholes. The funny part is I am in the third highest ranked school district in New York State. Why can't these people rot in hell?
 

Captain 151

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dude, if you cant understand 4x X 4x+1, you aint no math genious. thats just scraping the tip of the iceberg. if you choose to go to a SUNY school like I did, you wouldn't believe how difficult the math will get. and this is at a PUBLIC school, i can only imagine what it would be like at a private school.

If you want anymore information you can pm me, i go to SUNY geneseo.
 

gummi_

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Just wondering ... if its got 4x X 4x + 1 yea ... is it an algebra section of the course or is the whole course algebra?? Because if its either of those and you know the work ... why would you cry about it ?

Personally i suck the big one at maths in my opinion ... hehe :)

But if it was an algebra section in the course i dont understand the relevance to real life ... ?
 

bnccoder

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What is the price per pound if you buy 4 tomatos for a total of $2.00?



There is your relevance. 4X=2 So devide by 4 and get x=.5 or 50 cents. It might make it easier to understand on the other problemsif you put * for multiplication rather than the other way since in algebra * means multiply. Using X tends to throw you off on variables.
 

Descent

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4X x 4X+1 was just a sample to let you know how they do it. In reality, it's infinitely more complex.

I'll upload a test picture later, If I can secure one. That 4x shit is basic, but every single algrebraic way of solving a problem failed on these.
 

bnccoder

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Learn to think outside the box, but leave air holes so everyone inside can breathe after you nail the lid on...
 
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I feel your pain.

In elementary school I was practically a math king, it was my best subject. In 7th grade I had this excellent math teacher who explained everything, I swear it was impossible to get below a B- in her class. Then 8th grade is where things went to hell.

My math class was a joke, it was a riot and our noobie's teacher wouldn't control it (his first year). I learned hardly anything in there.

Now in 9th grade I feel like bashing some skulls in. I swear these fuckers enjoy it, they now give out a major test every 6 weeks that covers everything we learned those 6 weeks. Doesn't sound terribly bad, right? FUCKING WRONG.

If you get below a 70 on it you automatically fail the class and have to spend time after school in "recovery" where you raise your grade to a C-. Okay, you can do great all 6 weeks, have a bad day, maybe puke, and you mess up on one fucking test. You fail, and if you do nothing at all and get a 70 on that one goddamn test, you get a C- when you don't even deserve it.

So I was sick of worrying all year about this test, a thorn in my side that's been there since early September, I'm sick of my teacher spending 7 minutes covering something new, never reviewing, and asking questions in class only to have her not answer them. Sick of fucking studying my fucking ass off on MY time because SHE WON'T EXPLAIN SHIT, sick of having her old ass give out homework assignment after homework assignment, so today was the final and I bombed.

Now I get to stay after school and re-learn everything to raise my grade, then I'm going into my friend's math class with a teacher who ACTUALLY IS QUALIFIED.

I have yet to tell my parents, but I'm actually glad I failed it. Now I can get the help I need and I can get a better teacher so I won't be stressed out all the time.

Ta-ta.