Is it normal that i’ve suddenly become weak at math?
I used to be pretty good at math with all A’s and B’s but now I’ve just become very bad. Maybe it’s because ever since I took algebra in 7th grade I was a little weak in that class, but not to the point where it’s noticeable - more B’s and less A’s. It was never much of a problem because I was okay with B’s, and they were in the 85-89 range. Then, a few years later, I start seeing a drop in my math grades - low B’s and high C’s. At first I thought “oh i just messed up that time, I’ll do better”. Then it happens again, and again, until my teacher asked me if I was sure I wanted to stay in that class (it was a little advanced) I said no because I thought people would think that i was stupid. I kind of wish I did, but I worked harder and got to mid B’s and occasional C’s. But then sometime in February my grades become bad again, and even if I worked hard I just could never pull up my grades! I cried to sleep and my dad always told me that poor math skills led to McDonalds’ University as a joke. Now I feel like it’s actually going to happen and I don’t want that. I also want to go to a good college, but honestly with my really poor math skills it isn’t happening. My mom has told me it’s because I give up too easily. I always say I do work hard, and I did. I worked hard the last couple months but nothing happened. If it doesn’t help why should I try? Everyone in my class is great except me. I’m probably lowering my school’s average ACT score too.