Or properly translated, frazzle brain. Exactly how I feel during the final week of school before finals.
I have finished all of my homework for Adobe Flash and submitted my final project. I have nearly finished all of my work for Adobe Dreamweaver. Just making some revisions. I have submitted my final English essay. Only the class critique (in essay format) left to do. All is good in those 3 classes.
And then there is math. Math 142 is college math for non-math majors. It deals with real world math – finances, statistics, probability (yeah, cause I use that in everyday life,) volume and area. The terrifying part is the final. During the semester all of our homework was completed through an online program, in which we were allowed to work until we got 100%. You could repeat a homework problem 100 times if that’s what it took to get it right. There were these awesome helpers that would walk you through the problem step-by-step. Every test was online, open book, with the option to retake it once for a better grade. The highest grade would be recorded.
The final, however, is in class. No books, no notes. Just a calculator. It’s asking a lot of my ancient brain to remember all the steps necessary even with a calculator! Today I’ve reviewed the first two chapters using an online practice test. Tomorrow I’ll start on the third chapter which will likely take two days because it contained so much information. The last chapter should be fairly easy since we just completed it.
Anyone wanna take a math final for me? Never mind. The teacher knows me.
Honestly, this whole going back to school thing has been both challenging and extremely rewarding. Math never was my strongest subject, but I’ve figured out that with hard work and determination, even I can pass a math class (well, I think I can. I’ll update you after the final!) You can teach an old dog new tricks.
And the brazzle frain? Well, I’ll be back to simply frazzled about a week from now.