Embarrassing, if nothing else

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.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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