thanks! I used to be a "top student" - 98%, but I seriously stopped doing my homework this year for pure math 30. Teachers at my school basically say everyday that we will never use this course ever again, and they say that it is hard and frustrating - these are teachers with masters and sometimes even PhD's! So i think that kids get discouraged. I still pulled off a 92 with mininmal homework though, so Im not complaining...
Are you in 11th grade right now?
Does your school have a math club?