How can colleges help students thrive in math courses?
Dena DeYoung traces her trouble with math back to sixth grade, when a well-intended placement test showed she was smart enough to do advanced work.
And for several years, DeYoung did well. But when she reached high school, math became her worst subject. Lost by the logic, unable to imagine how what she was learning would ever come into play in the real world, her math grades plummeted.
“I just never got it,” DeYoung said. “I was barely scraping by. It was just a nightmare.”