I took a class this summer on CMP math. I have to admit that on at least one of the days I felt like parts of the class were in a strange foreign language. It was quite a surreal feeling. I bring this up because I am feeling the same way today. I "get" the basics-my analogy would be knowing how to ask where the restroom is in Spanish-but beyond that things are a bit fuzzy.
I consider myself an intelligent person. I believe that I can learn new things. The true test will be when I don't have a support person wandering around providing helpful hints and bailing me out when I am stuck. Can I go it alone? I guess I need to look towards "The Little Engine That Could"......I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. Oh and lest we not forget practice, practice, practice!!!!