It’s a fact as plain as 2+2=4:
For many students, college algebra – or a remedial math class they may need before starting college algebra – is a barrier toward getting their college degree.
“There’s a view that persists that math is hard,” said Lori Winningham, vice president of academics at Butler Community College. “People don’t like it. Some believe they can’t do it … and if they get frustrated, they give up.