I am in the process of becoming a licensed general science teacher in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
The problem is, before I can be licensed, I have to pass the Praxis Core Math exam. How can I pass it? Math is my absolute worst subject. All throughout my school days, I've always had an 'F' in all things math. Don't get me wrong I do know basic math, but I cannot understand algebraic equations containing letters, I can't understand statistics, I can't understand word problems containing more than 3 numbers in the problem, or any math beyond a (perhaps) 3rd-grade level.
No matter how much studying I do, tutoring, I cannot pass the math subject. How do I pass the core math exam?
Should I just give up my dream of becoming a science teacher? Science is my BEST subject, but like I said, I can't become a licensed science teacher until I pass the required math exam. I cannot understand math for the life of me. Why do I need to take a math exam when I want to be a general SCIENCE teacher?
Be gentle if you leave a reply, please.... Yes, I admit I am a math retard. But passing a math exam is required for getting licensed to teach here in the U.S.