Hello, I am currently 18 years of age and I will be attending my last year of high school (well, "gymnasium" since I am from Sweden) and I have some questions. I am completely in love with math and physics. I just find the idea that these two subjects can describe reality fascinating, to say at least. However, during the past two years I've been in high school, I've only gotten 1 B and 3 C's in the math courses (i've been acing physics and other natural-science / programming courses so I would not characterize myself as stupid). I don't really understand why, I believe I have a clear grasp of the theory behind the math and I usually study more than my peers. I want to say I'm good at math, but i've been kind of let down by my grades. Before a test, I can complete every single hard question in our math-books with ease. But during the test, I just cannot perform on the hard questions. I think I have trouble being creative with math and applying the logic I've learned in new, difficult environments under pressure, cause when I review the tests some week after I understand what to do. I don't know if my problem solving skills are sh*t or that it's just that I'm nervous, cannot focus etc. Has anyone else got this problem or know how to deal with it? It's so frustrating recieving a C when I've been explaining the hard problems of our material to my classmates. I feel like giving up on math and physics because of this, but my curiosity keeps me going which is why I would like to study math/physics on an university level but I am afraid my math skills are not enough. Anyway, during the summerbreak i've brought home 2 math books and a physics book. Does anyone know how to train improvising/being creative skills with math? Right now I am just doing the exercises and reading the material, but that does not seem to cut it regarding math. Thank you! Sorry for my possibly incoherent post and poor sentence structure, english is not my mother tounge.