Growing up, Math was never my favorite subject. I can remember struggling with it early on. In high school, I would make sure I had extra help or tutors to get through the course. I struggle even today with challenging, abstract math problems. When I heard that I would have an Algebra course for Business Administration I was disappointed but up for the challenge. In our first week, we discussed some study strategies for the course and I have stuck to those. I plan ahead and read my lectures and watch videos, sometimes two or three times. I seem to get more confused the deeper I dig into it. I have gotten a tutor and I feel it is helping week by week to get through the course. I honestly expected for my general knowledge of what I had learned in the past to pop back up but some has and some seems
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The slope is important because it is used to measure the rate at which changes are taking place. Slopes show the steepness and direction. You can find a slope in most real life situations such as growth charts, stock prices or simply weight changes. It seemed the easiest to understand. The most difficult lesson for me was this week’s Quadratic Equations. I did gain more insight into the quadratic formula and how it is used in the quadratic equations has been a struggle for me. I am working with a tutor and hopefully I can work on my weaknesses. I feel in Algebra I lack confidence and this is hindering me. I need to trust what I have learned and this will help me to get the answers. Most people struggle in Math because of fear. Math emerges from some of the most unlikely places. Fact is, we use it in everyday applications and don’t realize it. From playing games, to playing music and even using our phones, it is used. One of the most common places I use Math is the grocery store. It requires a broad range of math from adding, multiplying, and even estimating percentages off food

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