Yeah, back in High School I was a math guy. I did Geometry, Trig and even started Algebra 2. I used to love math. That was 30 years ago. ———————–
Flash forward to today, doing the math assessment for DMACC. I needed a 30, wanted a 46, got a 25. 25 doesn’t place you in much of anything of a math class. I will be taking MAT063, which is Intermediate Algebra I this summer. Yup, I am gonna pay for a class which counts for nothing. But that’s ok, the stuff I didn’t know (which was a lot apparently) I really had no clue how to do anymore.
I have the option of doing these online learning modules to improve my rating, but I just don’t know if I want to do them. I can sit in class with the other brain-dead flatliners like me. At least I don’t think I’ll need a tutor.
I do have almost 2 months within to change my mind and do the modules and retake the assessment. At least I now know what I don’t know, what I need to study.
It’s not like anyone but me and my adviser and anyone who looks at my record and all you guys who read this and everyone else I tell and anyone you might tell (not that my score on the math assessment would be any of your topics of conversation) is gonna know I bombed the assessment.
Funny thing is, I had a bad feeling going into the assessment. Before I ever clicked start I knew I was going to do bad. I suppose I could have did worse. I could have ended up in MAT053 Pre-Algebra. <Shiver> At least I scored high enough to not be there.
When I took the Compass assessment in 2013, I scored high enough to get into Statistics. With the Aleks assessment in 2017, not so much. Did I get stupider as I got older? Or is math one of the subjects I lost to chemobrain. We shall never know.
Yeah, I think I need the refresher courses.