Thanks! I'm going need all the luck I can get.
Originally Posted by Natalie_ca
Wonderful! I used the same book when I had to learn how to do fractions and ratios for my nursing entrance exam. I'm proud to say that I aced the exams that I took at 2 hospitals and had been admitted to each one, so I had to make a choice as to which one. I picked right, because the other hospital's BN program fell through and those that were in it had to scramble to try and catch up to those in the diplomma program who were months ahead of the BN students. Some ended up dropping out.
As an adult trying to learn fractions wasn't so hard with that book. Actually I still remember what I learned from it 10 years later. I still perfer meteric though which is what I grew up with, but some things haven't caught up....IE: american cook books hehe
Cool! I'm happy that this same book was able to help you, I hope it can do the same for me. There's a guy at work with a degree in mathematics. I was talking to him and he said the biggest obstacle that people have is in their minds. By that he meant going into math already hating it or by thinking that you'll never be able to get it. If he would have told me that 20-25 years ago I wouldn't have paid any attention to it, now that I'm older it does make sense. I'm going to open up my math challenged mind.
I just finished taking the diagnostic test at the beginning of the book. I missed 30 out of the 50 problems but I skipped over all of the Geometry, Algebra and bombed on the fractions as well as a couple of other decimal related problems. I'm ready to start my first chapter.