When I was in school, I was shuffled through grade to grade without understanding math. I didn’t, nor do I now, have the patience before it. Whenever I see an equation, I get a headache (although I do seem to remember in my last year or so of high school that somebody finally thought to give me extra support in that subject—and I went from getting Ds to Bs.
When I took math in college, I had to take prerequisites—and failed the first time I took it (this was bef ore I realized that a D constituted a failing grade). I had to repay to take the course, switched to another instructor (who had a reputation around campus as being “great,”) and got an A or a B (I don’t remember which offhand).
My problem has always been compounded by the way math equations (and graphs) are portrayed in Braille (depending on the type of graph, it needed an interpreter—and as for the equations… and one math book was at least 28 Braille volumes!) Anyone surprised I routinely fell behind?
There’s something fundamentally wrong with a school system that teaches students this way