So pointless, seriously, when am I going to need to find the equation of a parabola in standard form in my life? I look at the stuff we have to do this year and it's all so stupid. I don't know about you, but math up to grade 10 should be enough, math in 11 and 12 is basically just trying to put a big dent on your transcript.
Math brought down my average last year (grade 11) with 64% first term, 50% second term and 64% final (mark went up thanks to provincial exam).
Grade 12 is even worse, my teacher is BRUTAL, he gets us to do these massive homework assignments and then only marks the 3 hardest questions. Not to mention he 'surprised' us the day before our test letting us know that we can't use our graphing calculators, so I had to learn how to graph without them.
So far I have a 49% in that class, test tomorrow, wish me luck, math sucks.