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July 15th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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I have recently registered for Math forum to gain knowledge of numeracy and also help my education in maths. I'm a more "english" guy but I struggle more than anything on maths. (I was poorly educated in the subject and didn't learn anything in numeracy). My plan is to scan through the forums and look in the threads to help me get better and also ask for help if i get stuck on something. (Well..as a last resort.. My best friend can do maths at a level 3 grade)

That's what i have for now..
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July 15th, 2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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Welcome!

What level are you at? Are there any kinds of math you enjoy, or feel you're good at? What's your favorite kind of dessert?
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July 15th, 2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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That's a really good questions actually... Where am I...


I have been good a probability in the past, Division sometimes, Partitioning, Adding and Subtracting.


Some which i struggle the most are Algebra (that's not surprise for everyone) and square numbers... :P
Maths is the case so that means i will have a novel full of topics I struggle on..
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Some which i struggle the most are Algebra (that's not surprise for everyone) and square numbers...
Algebra is a big subject. What kinds of problems can you solve? Which ones do you have trouble with?
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July 16th, 2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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All of them. It takes a long time to get me to memorize something...
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It takes a long time to get me to memorize something...
I have an extraordinarily poor memory and I managed to do well in algebra. You can too!

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All of them.
You'll need to be more specific!

Can you solve for x?

Can you solve for x?

Can you plot ?

Can you find the inverse of ?

etc.
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I have an extraordinarily poor memory and I managed to do well in algebra. You can too!
I have a very good memory....but it's short
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I have a very good memory....but it's short
I'm like that, but without the good memory part.
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July 16th, 2013, 09:59 AM   #9
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Can you solve for x? Nope

Can you solve for x? Nope

Can you plot ? Nope

Can you find the inverse of ? Nope
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So you need a pre-algebra course. You might try, for example,
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebr ... to-algebra

You can also use
https://www.khanacademy.org/exercisedashboard
to explore topics.

Unfortunately I don't know much about this level of instruction. In hopes of finding people better-suited to address your question I've moved it to the Learning and Teaching Math forum.
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