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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:05 PM
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hallelujah! Ms Uly not only passed her pre-calc class
at age 40...she made an A. This after a string of Fs and Ws in college math classes stretching back to the late Reagan administration.

We have a little way left to go before she finally graduates - she's changed both colleges and majors more times than I can count - but the way is pretty much clear now. She worked her ass off this semester, and is now the proud owner of a lot more belief in herself.

:toast:, baby.
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:19 PM
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1. Congratulations to Ms Uly
Give her a dap for me. :hi:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:46 PM
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5. she dapped herself.
:D
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:20 PM
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2. That's awesome.
:toast:

Thanks for posting this Uly... gives me a little more hope that I'll find the courage to try going back myself... hopefully soon.

:hi:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:49 PM
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6. she says that if she can do it,
so can you. :hi:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:21 PM
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3. As someone who battles math unsuccessfully, I offer huge congratulations!
:toast:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:52 PM
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7. she had a great tutor this semester.
I tried to help for years, but "tutoring by spouse" wasn't the best option, we found. :D

:hi:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:26 PM
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4. Woo-Hoo!
Bake that gal some cupcakes!
Way to go, Mrs. U!

:bounce:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:00 PM
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8. she's in favor of the cupcakes idea.
:hi:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:13 PM
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9. Hey, I'm in precal now!
It's an interesting class, really. Glad she did well in it--she sounds like a math phobe like my mother was/is. :)
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:47 PM
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11. math phobia the size of a small planet, yes.
:hi:
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:21 PM
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10. Give Ms. Uly my congratulations!
:toast:

I've been there. I was a math dunce all the way through high school, got by only "with a little help from my friends,"but then when I started taking math again when I was in my thirties (the reasons are a long story), it was as if the math part of my brain had matured or something. Suddenly, I could do A-level work in trigonometry and college algebra.

Unfortunately, I had a horrible prof for calculus (stood in front of the class all bug-eyed--literally---and mumbled incoherently, never collected or discussed homework), so I washed out at that point.

Let's hope Ms. Uly gets a better instructor when she takes on calculus. :-)
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:48 PM
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12. I will, my friend!
Thanks! :hi:

And there's definitely something to the idea that a few years on the brain often helps.
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