I was poor and discrimination existed against me. I am now 30 with NO academic DEGREE. My math was exceptional in high school begin. Idea?
I write software since 18. Before, I was so good in math. In 1st year of high school, I was one of top five in the school totally and my math was also good. First year, all students were in an exam. I was in 2nd best city school, I say probably because its education was very bad in last years, because all were attending private class and I was alone, all were richer family than my 8 kids family. In that national math test, in first year, I got first in school AND PERHAPS 6th in city, all positions were well like it. The questions were very tough. I think there were those who had better position, I was not like it. In whole my age, I never attended a private school by now...
In 2nd year, I was the only in class who were getting very well marks in spite of not so much study. It made me famed as a math mind, suppose, my mark was above 90%, and there was no above %50 in school. All were failed. (my math was good before, too).
In third year, when we were in high school, I was not attending private classes exceptionally and my math started to decline. I was also lazy and were not trying to memorize formulas. Additionally, I started learning programming and hated non-practical math.
For example, in third year, my national calculus mark was only above %70.
I was not studying AT ALL!!
Now I am 30, but remember math stuffs from school. People say it doesn't matter after more than 10 years, but I didn't forget most of math. I made an NMS telecom software at 19. What should I do about having no degree?