Can ya help me be geeker?
July 23, 2006 6:34 PM Subscribe
Can you help me with my innumeracy?
posted by horseblind to Education (16 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, innumeracy might be a bit of an overstatement. Here's the scoop. I'm very interested in mathematics but due to lack of real-world need I find that I don't know as much as I'd like to know from the world of math. Things I'd like to learn about are Algebra, Calculus, Number Systems, and how to think mathematically in general.
What do I hope to achieve with this new found mathematical thinking? I want to better understand some of the very questions posted here on AskMeFi. I want to read "Godel Escher Bach" with a better understanding and appreciation. I want to be able to increase the speed of the types of problems I can already resolve whther they are on paper or in my head. I want to have more fun with numbers.
I am in my mid-thirties and have had little mathematical need or education since highschool. I have no problems actually figuring things out but am submitting to the MeFi collective to give me a jump start. I currenty have little mathematical need, but this is rather about desire instead.
Please suggest books, websites, puzzlebooks or any other source that may help me better my own mathematical thinking.
The geek in me want to be geeker.