I am currently nearing the end of my Calculus 3 course and have been struggling all semester. First there is some background information. I passed Calc 1 and 2 with a B and C respectively. Over the summer I worked on my skills and felt prepared. Unfortunately my section was chosen for IBL (inquiry based learning) and this meant no lectures, just packets. Fast forward and I have 58% exam average. First exam was 62, second 40, and third 62. I need a 62 on my final to be at least at a 70%.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What are some of the main reasons for such struggle? Besides it being IBL I was curious of what typically causes one to struggle as bad as I am? I have gone to every class, take notes when I can, read the book, use khan academy, go to the math help room, work in a study group, and still feel lost as to why I am failing. Another note is that I manage to pass most conceptual problems (I.e. the types of problems that ask what does this integral mean or what type of setup one should use) but fail computations. I can get the problem setup, but always fail at executing and finishing the problem with the right answer.

I can’t afford to fail this course as my degree depends on it, but that is besides he point. Thanks to any and all replies!

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