anshiman

08-01-14, 06:16 AM

I recently tutored a Year 9 student in maths and struggled with some of the most basic word problems and geometry questions, but I'm fairly fluent with higher level mathematics. I'm in my first year of my Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) at the University of Sydney, so I'm essentially doing a maths degree at university but had problems with Year 9 Maths. I'm very concerned and have always doubted myself, and even moreso now. How come I can understand stuff like the Markov process, transition vectors, the Cayley Hamilton theorem and the Taylor series, but take ages to do questions on distance/time, financial maths and geometry? I'm confused and doubtful whether I can proceed with my degree in maths (in terms of whether I have enough aptitude for it). Someone help please! Oh and I have ADHD - Inattentive, and stopped taking medication for about a year now.