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Ways to practice and improve my math skills

Discussion in 'Education and Employment' started by Greatshield17, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Greatshield17

    Greatshield17 Catholic Nerd V.I.P Member

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    One of my biggest weaknesses is that I am abysmal at math, I want to improve my math skills so that it's better for me to find employment and like. Does anyone know of any simple and easy methods to improve and practice my math skills?
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    One thing that helped me was to work the same sets of problems repeatedly,
    the way a person practices a musical instrument. Also, noting/writing down
    the types of errors you commit, so that you become aware and can avoid
    them next time.
     
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  3. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

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    What level of math are you failing at?
    If arithmetic, get flash cards. Learn your multiplication tables.

    If algebra, take a refresher course. (It shows up in more places than people realize.)

    Some jobs make more use of geometry than others.

    (I have only gone up to trigonometry, but even as a programmer it wasn't called upon very often.)
     
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  4. Finder

    Finder Active Member

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    There are plenty of online courses. I would look at Coursera. Naturally, you need to identify the area of math you want to practice.
     
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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    What works for me is just trying to do simple calculations in my head instead of reaching for the calculator. I can hear my brains creaking, but I’m slowly getting better.
     
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    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    You could try Kahn Academy. Free online courses/tutorials and practice.
     
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