May 18th, 2009, 01:07 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: May 2009 Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  Hey.(:
Hi everybody, my name is Vanessa I absolutely love mathematics, but now I am having big problems with it. I keep on getting C's, D's and F's and well, I thought this forum might be helpful more me. Haha. I hope it helps me a lot, because I am in a big problem right now trying not to stress on the End of Grades test on school. Okay, I am glad to be here, I'll be active, too.(: 
May 18th, 2009, 01:15 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Hey.(:
So, what kind of math are you taking? And how long until the Big Test?

May 18th, 2009, 01:27 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: May 2009 Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  Re: Hey.(: Algebra, I guess. Yup. And..its until July 21th 
May 18th, 2009, 03:50 PM  #4 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Hey.(:
Algebra, okay. Is this 'Algebra I' (linear and quadratic equations, rational expressions, polynomials, etc.) or 'Algebra II' (polynomials, exponentials and logarithms, conic sections, synthetic division, etc.)? July 21st  so you actually have some time. that's good; too many people only ask for help at the very last minute. 
May 23rd, 2009, 06:42 PM  #5 
Newbie Joined: May 2009 Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  Re: Hey.(:
Algebra 2. Yep, I was trying to get help fast.

June 7th, 2009, 01:03 PM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: May 2008 From: Sacramento, California Posts: 299 Thanks: 0  Re: Hey.(:
I'm not in Algebra II yet; I'll be doing that in my 9th grade year. The reason I am active in this forum is because I am good at math (I have an A in Geometry right now) and I enjoy it, not because I need help with it or anything. I never thought of this forum as "improving your grades" (well, it probably does, but I don't think it makes as big of an impact). Helping with your homework, maybe. So I suggest you get a good book instead. The Dummies series is a really good place to start off. They have a book on Algebra II (which, by coincidence, I have with me right now). I've read it before, and it's good. I would also take a look at your standards. I wish you the best of luck on your test. P.S. By the way, I'm assuming you are in the US and have no financial problems. 
June 7th, 2009, 01:18 PM  #7 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Hey.(:
You may very well be able to pick up that or a similar book at your local library.
