Saturday, September 4, 2010

Algebra Shmalgebra

I have been putting off studying for about a week, knowing this weekend i would hunker down and look over the algebra review for the grad school i've applied to.  I go next Tuesday to take the assessment test and see if i place out of the math, but i'm thinking, hell to the no.  That is not going to happen.  I've been looking at this for 3 hours, and i totally can't get it.  It doesn't help that i am harboring some real anger over having to even take algebra.  I have been in the working world, if you will, since 2001.  I only had 2 college courses of math for my degree.  Let me tell you, i haven't used algebra in all that time.  And i don't anticipate that i will.  So can someone please tell me why i need to take a stinking algebra course?!  It isn't like i'm going for some sort of math centered or science centered degree where i would be utilizing it in my future work.  Does anyone utilize it in their daily work?  Besides algebra teachers?  This sucks, it is going to cost more money since there is no way i will place out of it, and it is irrelevant to my daily life!


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Jeralee said...

Good luck with that one. I am math challenged myself. LOL.... Hence my degree in the arts.

May the force be with you. ;-)

Sandra said...

In high school I had algebra and barely got C's even tho I studied every little brain just didn't get it...still doesn't. Nobody has ever asked me to figure the circumference of a pancake for no I don't think anyone but a math teacher uses it. My daughter is a senior and taking calculus...who uses that...rocket scientists? Good Luck!

Shannon said...

Believe me, you use algebra everyday without even realizing it. More so probably than basic math. If you need some help, give me a call and I can more than likely get you through enough of it to place out of it.

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KimMalk said...

This is funny because we are a family of left-brains. My daughter, who is a senior in HS, wants to major in math. Believe it or not, we do use advanced math around here frequently :).

Christy B said...

Oh, don't EVEN get me started on the requirements of college's all about the money~~but hey, maybe you'll have a really fun professor and you won't even think about the hole in your wallet. (-;

Unknown said...

Seriously the same thing I think all the time. What "regular" working person needs that crap? The only part I use is fractions and percents and that's only for my hobbies (sewing, knitting, baking). I never had to use that mess when I worked. I think it's all just a big ole racket. Just like the cost of textbooks!

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