Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ID - Pre Calulus

I take Pre Calc with Ms. Rios and the Honors class. Initially, I wasn't supposed to be in the class due to my performance in 10th grade. I brought my grades back up last year when I did my absolute best in most of my classes. Some teachers I just didnt get along with. Anyway,  this year I made it into Pre Calc, and being that I didnt take Honors Trig last year, I had the absolute hardest time trying to keep up. At first i thought i was dumb, but then i realized that I just wasnt trying hard enough. I was expecting it to come easily to me, the way trig did last year. So when the end of the semester came rolling around, I was terrfied. I thought i was going to fail that midterm, so i studied as much as i could and just hoped for the best. When i saw my score, I did a little dance because i was so proud of myself. I got a 90, and i know thats not passing with flying colors, but i can say my colors were floating, or gliding even.

Pre Calc is hard, no questions asked. But I'm ready for the second semester. I'm also ready for the math im going to take in college. Ms. Rios is a great teacher, and something she told me will stick with me for the rest of my education career, "If they try to throw you in a math class lower than your level, dont take the easy way out, you change that class, cus you're smarter than that and you shouldn't deal with that crap!"

1 comment:

  1. Great math teachers are so important. I loved math in high school, but in college the teachers were more interested in their own research, not teaching, and that's how I became an English teacher and not a math one.