I Got 100%, What?
This school year I finally was eligible to take an Honors Math class like I had always dreamed. You see, my whole life I have been looked down upon as the dumb one in class. When I got to high school that changed, but I still wasn’t amazing in math. But I finally got good grades and was able to move up a level in math this year. Algebra 2 is really scary! I got okay grades this whole year so far. I got 70’s and maybe an 80 if I was lucky. I hated math because the teacher went so fast and I was often confused. It gave me so much anxiety.
As usual, the day before we had a math test, I went in to talk to my teacher for help. I asked for his opinion if he thought I should switch back down a level in math to make it more easy on myself. I just did not want to be stressed out about math anymore! He said, “You should do what you think is best for you but I don’t think that you really have to move down.” I finished my homework packet and I thought to myself, “Well before you make any decision, see what grade you get on this test.”
This test was hard! It had to do with square roots and imaginary numbers and I had no clue what I was doing. I obviously, started to believe in myself and see a 92 on my test. I saw my teacher’s handwriting on the page saying, “great work – 92%!” and I felt so happy. I took the test and I felt good about it. I was like, “Okay, I can do this.”
A few days later we got our tests back. A girl in my class handed them out and I felt sick. I would just imagine how bad this smart girl would feel about seeing a bad grade on my test. She handed it to me saying “Good job!” I got a 102%! He even wrote on it, “Wow! 102!” What? At first I was in disbelief. I was like, oh this must be graded out of 150 or something. It wasn’t! I got every question right! I was so happy. I literally could not stop smiling for days. I am still am in awe!
I have midterms coming up this week and I was so stressed about studying when I really did not have to be. Everything is going to be fine and I will be so happy once they are over and I get my grades back.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone on here and just wow, thank you!