I am not a math person. I will never be a math person. End of story. We have our first math test of the year tomorrow and I'm so worried (and still up studying). The concepts aren't that difficult -- we learned most of them in Algebra II in my sophmore year (I'm a senior) -- but my book is HORRIBLE. It explains nothing (my dad looked at it for two hours and couldn't make sense of half the stuff....and he's excellent at math, got a Nat'l Merit scholarship to MIT (though he didn't go), an engineer, etc.). I think I'm going to buy another book to teach myself and get a tutor...I'm just so frustrated. My teacher could care less (as do most teachers at my school. When I came in for extra help last year, my teacher told me "I really don't care if you fail, because I'll still get paid."). I guess what makes me so angry is it's not like I'm not putting work into math -- tonight alone I've studied 2.5 hours and usually put in 90 minutes for math HW and studying each night. I go in for extra help, do my HW, ask my dad...and I still do badly. And I'm not unintelligent (at least I don't think so). I get the concepts, mostly -- I just make stupid mistakes or run out of time.