Guided Courses: Math

 

Welcome!

 

This website is here to help you understand math. Sometimes math can be tough, which makes it a lot of hard work. I don't like hard math, so I turn it into easier math. Here's how:

  1. Make your own, simpler version of the problem. Nobody wants to do a hard problem like "How many cubic inches are in 3.5 cubic yards?" Change it to something a lot easier, like "How many square feet are in 1 square yard?" You can solve that by drawing a picture. Figure out how it works, and why it works. Once you can do that, find out how many cubic feet are in a cubic yard. Then start working with inches. Before you know it, your hard problem will become easy.
  2. Spend some time. It takes a lot of time and practice to be a good athlete or musician. Math is no different, but like most things it gets easier as you go.
  3. Get some inside tips and advice from other people. That is what this website is for. Download the e-books for explanations and links to other websites that offer more explanations.

Don't give up - you can do it! (smilie face)

 

High School Students: Yes I provide PSAT/SAT and ACT prep, but there are things you can do early on in high school that make a big difference. As you go through your math courses you will be aquiring essential algebra and geometry skills, so don't just memorize and forget. If you understand what you are doing you can retain the material for a long time, and build on it. Read books you enjoy to increase your vocabulary naturally. You can get free SAT practice tests at the College Board website or download an app to get daily questions delivered to your phone. To prepare for the ACT, visit http://www.actstudent.org/testprep to get an idea of what you will need to know.


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