I'm a pretty smart guy. I excel at physics, and do great in most subjects, but my brain just has issues with pure math. For some reason, it's like I have a mental handicap that makes it very difficult for my brain to catch mathematical errors in my work. I can understand the concepts very well, but when it comes time to do the calculations, i often choke somewhere, often in the most subtle of ways (like forgetting a negative, or multiplying by a random wrong number, messing up on simple addition, etc.). I study and I study, do homework just about every night, I go to tutoring sessions, but still... STILL I can't get around these kinds of errors that kill me on exams. You only get one shot, and one mistake takes all your hard work away. It just seems like I'm not one of those people who can go without making mistakes, and thus, can't excel at math. I have managed to change SO many aspects of my personality and thinking patterns through conscious effort, but I cannot fathom how to change this. It's like an impenetrable wall I just can't get through. I'm starting to think there really isn;t another side to this wall, like it's just the end of the road for my abilities.
Does anyone have any sort of advice or methods that could help me?