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Djuna
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At my 6th form, further maths is a separate group from regular maths of 7 people. So of course it's the 7 best mathematicians in the Warwick area. (Did anyone notice I counted myself there? I'm so up myself. [Big Grin] )
Anyway, this means the standard is quite high, and I made an absolute prat of myself in the 1st lesson by getting the most basic calculations for a graph wrong.
I have 2 different teachers for maths, and it seems all my good work comes for one of them, and I screw up in the other one's lesson. What should I do?

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I didn't quite get what you were talking about. Do you have like 2 math classes : one that is regular and another one that is more advanced ? If so, are you bad marks in the more advanced class ? (It seems logic that way right ?)

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No, I took Maths and Further Maths, but if you take both they just combine them, you have the same group for both and the same difficulty for both. What I'm worried about is that I've made a really bad first impression and I don't know how to reverse that.

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Okay. I know what you're talking about. I took a similar class myself.

Really you learn from your errors. It's past and you can't change what happened unless you get a second chance of redoing the exam. Don't be bother that you gave them a wrong impression. Really, I bet this went wrong for some other people too. I know how you feel.

And this really doesn't mean you won't be good next time. Really not. We don't relly on a failed test to predict how the rest of the year will be. I know people who had so much problems in maths and a few years later, they became one of the best in maths, they were getting high scores.

Each time you fail is an opportunity to learn, remember.

Ask yourself what might be the reason to your bad mark. Is it because you didn't study a lot, because it was a new classes and didn't quite knew what kind of work they were asking for ? Sometimes, it just takes some time to adjust to a new environment or a new type of class.

Or, it can simply be because you didn't really were in the mood at that time or were disturbed by something else, maybe that's just due to the circumstances.

Just ask yourself why this might have went wrong and try to change that next time. But this might take some weeks or exams before you become accustomed to the new environment, this takes time sometimes but don't desperate.

And remember something : failing once doesn't mean you'll fail again next time !

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Aww, thanks.
Actually, the reason is that it was last period on Friday, and since vending machines were banned recently in the UK, I couldn't get any coffee for a caffeine boost! I'm still adjusting to having to get up at 5:45 in the morning.
It wasn't actually a test, I just got some Year 5 (4th grade) calculations for a graph wrong. Very embarrassing.

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Things got worse then better. First, me and my friend were working on some homework set by this same teacher earlier in the day. We didn't understand one of the questions. Well at my old school, it was acceptable to interrupt a teacher's lesson discreetly if you needed to ask them something, provided they weren't speaking to the class when you went in, and you excuse yourself for interrupting.
Anyway, turns out that's not how it works now. He wasn't impressed to say the least. [Eek!]
Well then today I had a clarinet lesson, and although I arranged it as much during break as possible, it overlapped into his lesson by about 10 minutes. :eek:again! I was really shocked though - he said he appreciated that I'd got it as much during break as I could. So guess he's just a bit weird and unpredictable. [Smile]

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