<p>i'm in the 11th grade & i'm only in Algebra 2 because of bad teachers. </p>
<p>you don't have to read the story if you don't want to, ujst look for the * at the bottom of the page :)</p>
<p>In the 6th grade we took a test to see if we would be in Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 the next year. My test had a few pages missing & i didn't relize it till the end so i had the last 10 answers 20 spots too far up(#50 in the #30 spot, etc.) i didn't tell my teacher because she told us not to talk & she got angry some times, so i didn't want to bother her. even with 20 missing answers(i filled them in randomly, when i saw the test they were all wrong lol) that i was STILL only a few points from being in Algebra 1!
now i know how you could say it's my fault right now, but keep on reading! :)
Now i was in Pre-Algebra in the 7th grade, i didn't really think it was a big deal because thats what most of my classmates were in. My teacher was horrible! he was strict about how he wanted us to write & stuff, sometimes i forgot. he also told us we could turn in all of our homework at the end of the semester, thats what i did(i did like 100 pages in a night both semesters too!) a few other people did that too. i had an A in that class but because my teacher didn't like me he said i wasn't "ready for the rigours of algebra!". there were kids with Ds that got to be in Algebra! i wasn't able to make a complaint about him because he switched school districts.
In the 8th grade i was, of course, once again in Pre-Algebra.
i breezed through it even better the second time(surprise, surprise) the kids in that class were soo stupid & my teacher never taugh(teaching my self is actually how i learn better, so it was good for me!) & we didn't have to turn in homework because 90% of the kids were losers that never did their work anyways(alot of them were heldback too). my teacher thought i should be in atleast Algebra, but she never did anything about it because my parents refused to let me go to Algebra;they think the school can do no harm, that it never makes any mistakes & because on the gifted test i only got a 96(97 means youre gifted), i didn't even try on it & put the wrong answers on 1/2 a section because i wanted to make a picture :) lol, so my parents didn't think i was smart enough for algebra. I got an A in pre-algebra the second time too.
9th Grade was HORRIBLE!
my teacher in the 9th grade was bi-polar & yelled at everyone, she sent a girl to detention for talking before the teacher called her name(the teacher looked at her, said yes & was about to say the girl's name, but the girl started talking already) the class i was in had no heater(it was also the coldest winter on record in my town) & no airconditioning(that had nothing to do with the teacher's behaviour either) so it was hard to learn because we were constantly being verbaly abused & braving the elements! lol i think i got a B or a C that year because i had no textbook :P this is when math became touture
10th Grade was getting Better.
in the 10th grade(geometry) i always had atleast a B, the people in the class were the biggest idiots i had ever met in my entire life. i just read everyday, i never did any of the work or listen to my teacher. on days when i didn't have a real book to read, i would read the math book(remember how i learn best by teaching myself?) & on the state test i got advanced, to the amazement of my teacher!(my teacher didn't like me because i never listened to him & would always acuse me of cheating :P)
my mom said i could take algebra 2 in summer school so i would be somewhat caught up with my classmates, but then she decided that we were gonna go to hawaii & it interfered with summer school :'( last year i was going to apply to a boarding school for smart kids, but i didn't have time to get an application done, i didn't even know about the school until a few days before! i would have been able to get to the level of math i am ment to be at.
this year, 11th grade is the WORST!
so as you know, i'm in Algebra 2, i'm failling because not only does my teacher not use textbooks, she uses work booklets that just have problems, not the name of what we're doing! everybody in my class likes it but me, byt then again they all just go to the teacher's desk & have her do the work for them! i hate that class soo much! i'm deaf in my left ear & can't hear my teacher, she talks really quietly & has a hick accent so i never understand her either, i mean shes nice & stuff, but that doesn't help me at all. i have no motivation to do better, actually i have motivation to do worse because the arrogant princple(who also doesn't like me) thinks i'm an idiot because i only take 1 AP class(i'm a figure skater & anemic, i don't really have the time or the energy to take any more) & if i do better in math, that would make him look better(something for him to brag about, i've googled him, he barley passed college!) & i can't let that happen, i can't let people who are rude & tell me they don't like me to my face succeed. Algebra 2 is actually extremley easy & i get it when i read it, it's just when i have a not-so-good teacher i don't even listen.</p>
<p>Sorry For The Sob Story! </p>
<p><em>If You Skipped The Entire Thing, Here Is A Good Place Tpp Start!</em>
If i had been in algebra in the 7th grade, like i was supose to be in, i would have been in at least Calculus by now; possibly Calc 2 if i would have gotten to do summer school(my mom always told me i could do a math class during the summer, but the highest summer school math my school has is algebra 2, so it's out of the question now :P)
even if i had a normal teacher, i would have been in Pre-Calculus right now!
since i'm only in Algebra 2, the only colleges that want me are the crappy ones & it's all my school's(& somewhat parents) fault for putting me into that position.
is there anything i can do?</p>
<p>p.s. i can't do pre-calc next year because my schedule is full :(</p>