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 July 15th, 2013, 01:45 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Jul 2013 Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Hi, I'm New Hi, 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..
 July 15th, 2013, 03:01 PM #2 Global Moderator     Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC -5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms Re: Hi, I'm New 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?
 July 15th, 2013, 03:07 PM #3 Newbie   Joined: Jul 2013 Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Re: Hi, I'm New 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..
July 15th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #4
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 Originally Posted by Numbers 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?

 July 16th, 2013, 08:38 AM #5 Newbie   Joined: Jul 2013 Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Re: Hi, I'm New All of them. It takes a long time to get me to memorize something...
July 16th, 2013, 08:44 AM   #6
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 Originally Posted by Numbers 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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 Originally Posted by Numbers All of them.
You'll need to be more specific!

Can you solve $x+3=7$ for x?

Can you solve $5=2x+1$ for x?

Can you plot $y=x+2$?

Can you find the inverse of $y= 3x + 7$?

etc.

July 16th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #7
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 Originally Posted by CRGreathouse 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

July 16th, 2013, 09:55 AM   #8
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 Originally Posted by Denis I have a very good memory....but it's short
I'm like that, but without the good memory part.

 July 16th, 2013, 09:59 AM #9 Newbie   Joined: Jul 2013 Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Re: Hi, I'm New Can you solve for x? Nope Can you solve for x? Nope Can you plot ? Nope Can you find the inverse of ? Nope
 July 16th, 2013, 10:09 AM #10 Global Moderator     Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC -5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms Re: Hi, I'm New 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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