hi, i'm a sophomore in high school and I am one or two years ahead in math with honors. (my school is two different towns combined, where I am from I am two years ahead) The first quarter I didn't try and got a 79.45 (80 is a B- she wouldn't round) The second quarter I got an 84.68..simplifying sin/cos/tan equations KILLED ME (an 85 is a B+, she still didn't round) My average is a 79.75 (STILL WOULDN'T ROUND UP..its unfair) Then she left on maternity leave and we got a new teacher. I didn't do the homework really because it was systems of equations and impartial fractions. I totally understand what to do, but little mistakes that I make just mess me up, then on tests I freak out and hit dead ends, even on the easiest problems. This whole 'analysis' is really hard for me on tests because I must figure out how to break the equation apart, and if the teacher gives us a slightly different type of problem, I don't know what to do. It is hard to explain. I get the concept, but just mess up all the time. So we had our first quiz, I got a 2/6...a 33. wow. I didn't factor right or didn't set up the right equation..it was bad. Then I had to miss our first test for a field trip. I didn't know I had to make it up on monday, I thought it was tuesday, so I was terrified taking the test first thing in the morning on monday without studying. I didn't even get the easiest systems right, it was horrible. He stopped grading mine, a lot of people failed so we are getting a retake, but I'm not sure what he is doing with mine because he didn't finish grading it, so he can't average the two scores together... I got an F on my mid quarter report. I'm so scared and disapointed. an F..What can I do to make sure my studying pays off? And what can I do to go faster, so I don't run out of time? How can I calm myself down? WHAT DO I DO?? PLEASE ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I'm really mad at myself.. and by the way...when my old teacher was still here my friend handed in a quiz BLANK and went to the bathroom crying and then five days later got to take a retake, got an 86, and the zero was completely erased...unfair huh? She ended up getting a higher average than me and THEN she still received a 78 average, and got recommended to AP calc AB (I didn't)..What can I do to talk to the teacher about this? It isn't fair at all.