I hope you were happy with your Math mark on your report card (or, at least, that you feel that it is an honest / fair assessment of your progress so far).
Remember: if you are NOT happy with your mark you could either (1) HOPE that things go better next semester (which will likely make little to no difference. "Hoping" is just a more socially acceptable way of avoiding responsibility for things that aren't working in our lives); or (2) DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT! You've all heard by now the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Unless you are insane (possibly), and assuming you DO want to improve your mark (hopefully) what are some of the things you could do differently in Term 2? Here's a few ideas:
- do ALL your homework
- do your homework on time
- study for tests
- see Mr. Wadge for extra help
- attend lunchtime tutoring sessions (with Senior student tutors)
- attend after-school tutoring in the library
- watch / re-watch videos (and keep up-to-date with watching them)
- study / do homework with a friend who understands the math better than you
- tutor a student who does not understand the math as well as you
- re-do quizzes until you get 100%
- disable Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr and throw away your cell phone (note: this might be a little extreme)
One last thing thing: remember that there is a distinction between "something matters" and "something means something". It MATTERS that you do well in Math / school. There are consequences for doing well or doing lousy in school, after all (failing, graduating, winning awards and scholarships, gaining entrance to university / college, etc.).
But it doesn't MEAN anything if you don't do well (or DO do well) in Math / school. It doesn't mean we are stupid or incapable or lazy or destined for failure, or disappointments, or.... or ANYTHING. Anything you make it mean about you doing well / poorly in math / school / life is just a story you have made up. Create an empowering story and let it inspire you, if you wish. But watch out!! Once again, we often create uninspiring stories ("I can't do well in math") in order to avoid responsibility ("what's the point of even TRYING in math? I know I can't do well").
Good luck to you in Term 2! Work hard!