I've had a problem for the past 5 years with math class. That is, i never seem to do well. I am running out of ideas though of why this is. Perhaps scholars of this forum can share some wisdom. Here is the story
In 6th grade, i got my first 'C' in math. I thought it would improve, but it really did not. 7th grade i did okay, got A's and B's. Then i got a D in 8th grade prealgebra. And had a D and low C all year.
Then freshmen year came, i did not do much better. Then geometry came, I got B's through that. Now Algebra II is here, and i am back in the low C and high D range. The thing is, i am not sure why.
People usually believe that your grade in math is similar to science, which is chemistry right now. Well i have an A in chemistry. I use math in my engineering course, i do very well in there too. I use formulas for my geeky hobbies frequently. Recently in my class, we did some basic physics related problems. Basically like "such and such a person jumped at this speed what was the initial height" etc. These were very easy for me.
But then in class, sometimes its like i cant even keep my eyes open. I have to fight to keep my eyes open, and it actually hurts! And then sometimes i am just completely bewildered, no idea where to start.
I have no idea why i dont do well. I had the teacher sit down and explain one of the more complicated things and I never had a problem. Im getting stumped, does anybody have any advice, theories, etc?