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Great math interaction site for "beginners" (algebra, geometry, even calculus)
19th October 2016, 04:12
It looks like this has only recently been started, but for anyone lacking confidence with numbers and such, and didn't find sites like Khan Academy appealing, you should at least give this site a try. Each part of a lesson is at most around 2 minutes, and easy to absorb, with lots of quizzes in between.
https://schoolyourself.org/
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RE: Great math interaction site for "beginners" (algebra, geometry, even cal...
19th October 2016, 11:37
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(19th October 2016, 04:12)Irrational Wrote: It looks like this has only recently been started, but for anyone lacking confidence with numbers and such, and didn't find sites like Khan Academy appealing, you should at least give this site a try. Each part of a lesson is at most around 2 minutes, and easy to absorb, with lots of quizzes in between.
https://schoolyourself.org/
This is awesome. Whenever I hear people say that they aren't mathoriented or are not good at it, I usually ask myself the following question: are you not good at it, or was it just presented in a way that was ultimately incompatible with how you learn and process information?
I've encountered that many people learn best by doing; simply telling people how and why things work is not enough. Hence, an interactive approach to learning helps people solidify the concepts. More importantly, the interactive nature of this website seems to make math fun and enjoyable, which IMO, are absolutely crucial for success in any intellectual endeavor. Thanks for posting this, Irrational
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RE: Great math interaction site for "beginners" (algebra, geometry, even cal...
19th October 2016, 15:49
(19th October 2016, 11:37)Kernel Sohcahtoa Wrote: (19th October 2016, 04:12)Irrational Wrote: It looks like this has only recently been started, but for anyone lacking confidence with numbers and such, and didn't find sites like Khan Academy appealing, you should at least give this site a try. Each part of a lesson is at most around 2 minutes, and easy to absorb, with lots of quizzes in between.
https://schoolyourself.org/
This is awesome. Whenever I hear people say that they aren't mathoriented or are not good at it, I usually ask myself the following question: are you not good at it, or was it just presented in a way that was ultimately incompatible with how you learn and process information?
I've encountered that many people learn best by doing; simply telling people how and why things work is not enough. Hence, an interactive approach to learning helps people solidify the concepts. More importantly, the interactive nature of this website seems to make math fun and enjoyable, which IMO, are absolutely crucial for success in any intellectual endeavor. Thanks for posting this, Irrational
I totally agree. Practice makes perfect. It's a matter of presenting the material in a way that actually motivates people to do practice problems, and gives them the opportunity to do so when the motivation is there. Starting from scratch is also very important, as intermediate and even advanced mathematics become a lot easier once people absorb and master the basics.
Back in high school, I had boring math teachers (and difficulty concentrating in class, partly due to Asperger's), so subjects like mathematics were a bit of a motivation challenge for me despite me being really good with numbers and logic from ever since I was a little child. As such, I didn't get good grades for mathematics and other subjects like physics and chemistry, and just barely passed the last year of high school.
It was later in life when I was introduced to Khan Academy that I started to get a lot of the concepts in intermediate mathematics, and then advanced mathematics, which made me become a big fan of maths. Thanks to this newfound motivation, I am now able to do differentiation and integration with relative ease (when this used to intimidate me in the past).
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RE: Great math interaction site for "beginners" (algebra, geometry, even cal...
20th October 2016, 22:48
(19th October 2016, 04:12)Irrational Wrote: It looks like this has only recently been started, but for anyone lacking confidence with numbers and such, and didn't find sites like Khan Academy appealing, you should at least give this site a try. Each part of a lesson is at most around 2 minutes, and easy to absorb, with lots of quizzes in between.
https://schoolyourself.org/
Great site, but they haven't finished their calculus section. Khan Academy is pretty good, and they recently updated their site with a notes section for various lessons.
