Welcome to math help forum. I've never know anyone from Tbilisi before. I it is really nice to meet you.
Hi, My name's Mari and I'm completely new here. ^^
I have university exams coming soon and need some help with maths ... hopefully, i can get some help here ^^~~
My English isn't perfect and neither I'm good at math-terminology in English (never needed, actually), therefore i'll try scanning the exercises I might need your help with ^^
When I was small, everyone told me I was quite talented in maths, but later in 5th grade, I hated my maths teacher and hated her SO much that I completely gave up on studying maths :/ thanks to that, one day, when i was in 10th grade, I realized that I'm 15 and I don't know anything other than what I've learnt in those five years :/ I failed maths exam back then. Got 26/100 (ikr) and the maths teacher said it was hopeless. I got angry and told him I'd come back in two weeks and re-pass the test. I did so and got 87/100 believe it or not \O/ now i'm above 90, mostly.
Why I told you this is because, I get stuck with easy exercises rather than those that are difficult. I had to run through 4-5 years of lessons so fast ... but couldn't get right answer sometimes because i didn't know how to make some basic operations X_X
So that's how I got here~ ^^
P.S. in my country, we use Metric system, i hope that aint going to be a problem :S
Hello there, Mari!
Your story kinda reminds me of myself. When I was little, I quite liked maths (you know, things like mental calculation), but at some point I started sucking quite a bit even though I did pretty great in other subjects. Today I do understand why maths are so important and exciting, but at the time, well, I don't think my teachers did a great job at transmitting their passion and so I got bored to death.
Also, about the metric vs. U.S. customary system (well, I presume that's what you had in mind), the site I primarily use for my maths self-studies is Khan Academy which is based in the U.S., and I noticed they use metric units a good deal of the time for the problems, so I'd be tempted to think that most Americans (and probably people from other countries that use different systems) are decently familiar with the metric system since it's the standard in science, and students will have to deal with it sooner or later.
I only wish it was boring... :/ my problem was that I hated the teacher :/
Oh i'm glad it won't be much of a trouble... all of the exercises in my book are in metric system.
Thanks for welcoming me, hope to talk to you sometime~~~~ ^^