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How to Start Not Sucking at Maths

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So now that you know that it’s possible to get better at maths - even if you think you really suck - how do you get started? This video walks you through the 2 things you need to do.
This is Part 2 of 3 in the series How to Not Suck at Maths
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Basically there are two things you need to do:

1) You need to figure out what you don’t understand and understand it

2) and you need to practice your skills.

By skills I mean your basic maths stuff like times tables, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals. You’ll need to be able to do these things for the rest of your life: adding up money, working out bus and movie times, cooking, building stuff, etc. In maths – and in life – it can really slow you down if you can’t do them in your head.

CoolMaths4Kids has heaps of games that will help you practice.

 Figuring out what you need to understand and understanding it is more complicated, but Maths is Fun is fantastic and has helped a lot of our students.

Getting lost in maths is like getting lost in real life – you need to go back to the last place where you knew where you were.  If you’re having trouble figuring out where that is I would recommend starting with the Algebra menu – you’ll need it for every area of maths, and you’ll probably be surprised by how much of a difference it makes!

If you’re not ready for algebra yet then you can start with Pre-Algebra or Numbers. Even if you are ready for algebra its often helpful to go over adding and multiplying negative numbers, and some fractions exercises.

Good luck, and let us know if you need help!

Basically there are two things you need to do:

1) You need to figure out what you don’t understand and understand it

2) and you need to practice your skills.

By skills I mean your basic maths stuff like times tables, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals.  You’ll need to be able to do these things for the rest of your life: adding up money, working out bus and movie times, cooking, building stuff, etc.  In maths – and in life – it can really slow you down if you can’t do them in your head.

CoolMaths4Kids has heaps of games that will help you practice.

 Figuring out what you need to understand and understanding it is more complicated, but Maths is Fun is fantastic and has helped a lot of our students. 

Getting lost in maths is like getting lost in real life – you need to go back to the last place where you knew where you were.  If you’re having trouble figuring out where that is I would recommend starting with the Algebra menu – you’ll need it for every area of maths, and you’ll probably be surprised by how much of a difference it makes!

If you’re not ready for algebra yet then you can start with Pre-Algebra or Numbers. Even if you are ready for algebra its often helpful to go over adding and multiplying negative numbers, and some fractions exercises.

Good luck, and let us know if you need help!

<<Previous Post: Why You Think You Suck at Maths, But You Probably Don’tNext Post: How to Get Started Solving Difficult Problems >>
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