I Failed Algebra

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    Failed Algebra, But Then Aced Ap Calculus.

    I failed Algebra I as an 8th grader and then almost failed Algebra II as a junior in high school. I felt like a failure, even though I was trying really hard and doing everything, such as tutoring, extra homework problems, and being proactive in class. But by my senior year I...
    ViolinPenguin ViolinPenguin
    18-21, F
    Apr 2, 2012

    Me Too!

    I had to take it three time before  a really great teacher unraveled the mystery of it for me and I passed with 90's. It really does come down to how well your taught.
    btrflysfound btrflysfound
    41-45
    1 Response Aug 31, 2008

    Dyscalculia

    I took Algebra I in Eighth Grade. I don't know who thought it would be a good idea to put me in advanced math, but it wasn't thought out very well. The teacher was very strict, and had no patience for a daydreamer like me. That class made my brain feel like melted wax, and I...
    Desperaux Desperaux
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2013

    And Math...ick!!!

    There's simply a place in my brain that shorts out when it comes to math of any sort. Calculators are my best friends! :) I had a tutor for algebra but failed it anyway...So much for Harvard!
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2009

    Not Really

    I didn't actually fail algebra, I just didn't take algebra. Which has now come back to haunt me. I am now in College having to take a remedial math class in order to learn what I put off earlier. Plus, I suck at geometry. I use to be pretty good. Shows what skipping school will...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Aug 31, 2008

    Heh

    I failed college algebra the first time I took it. (When I was 16 doing PSEO.) In my defense, it was online, we moved halfway through the course, and I was 16 and was forced to do college work against my will. I took it last semester *in person* and never got lower than 96 on a...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    Sep 1, 2008

    Must Pass Or Else...

    Last year I took Algebra II and failed because I'm lazy and I hate math with a burning passion. I have to take it again this year and pass, or else I can't graduate.. u_u
    voltianqueen voltianqueen
    18-21, F
    Aug 25, 2010

    I Had to Take It Again...

    I failed Algebra in 10th grade so I had to take it again in 11th, and thusly, because of how the credits worked I had to take a math my senior year.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 25, 2008

    Please Help Me!

    My future is on the line, my hopes and dreams , everything. My life will be ruined if I don't pass my algebra class. I have a learning disability, I don't wanna use that for an excuse, but it's just the truth, it's there, and it's been holding me back for as long as I can...
    IHaveASadSecret IHaveASadSecret
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2013

    Grrr

    i failed my algebra class and im retaking it and it sucks that now it all seems easy all of a sudden and now they dont let me switch classes...
    Pinkyfauxx Pinkyfauxx
    13-15, F
    Mar 11, 2011

    Ridiculous

    I've always been an A student during my short years of schooling, I especially excell at writing but I'm completely lost when it comes to math. Every year we were required to take a state test, it was a series of questions and at the end we were given a score that consisted of...
    PrincessPrecious2377 PrincessPrecious2377
    13-15
    Jun 2, 2012

    Algebra Ruined My Life

    I used to think I was smart, even brilliant. Even now people think because I write so well that I am brilliant. I entered college a little later in life after a few years of working crappy low paying jobs in my early 20's. You have to take a test to be placed in a certain math...
    Cursed2166 Cursed2166
    31-35, M
    Nov 7, 2012

    3 Times

    I failed algebra for three years in highschool when they finally said ******* it, just put her in geometry which I passed.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    Aug 31, 2008

    Damn Iiiiiiiiiiit!! >:(

    I studied so hard, for a WEEK, nonstop, about soooo many different things in Algebra (and there are way too many different aspects and relations with same signs and setups anyway) but the one thing I forgot....... GRAPHING, was 90% of the test >_<. How could I forget graphing...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Aug 11, 2011

    Take Your Time

     I failed algebra TWICE in high school. In college, I had to take it.  So I took a modular, self-study course in which I had a whole semester to do one credit's worth of it; one-fourth of a normal course in one semester. I passed.  So I enrolled in full, 3-credit...
    anonymud anonymud
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2008

    Slacker

    I failed algebra my first year in high school.  I have never been a big fan of math in the first place and  you throw in all the new stuff that comes along with high school and I was dead in the water.  However, I was made to take it in summer school...
    LuluV LuluV
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2009
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