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I am looking for adult-oriented iOS apps that will help improve my math skills. [more inside]

posted by Gin and Comics on Nov 23, 2013 - 5 answers

posted by Gin and Comics on Nov 23, 2013 - 5 answers

My son is 10 years old and going into 5th grade in the fall (but he usually does 6th grade math). He likes Stack the States, and we're looking for a math app with similar appeal. We already have Sushi Monster and his younger sister loves it, but I'd like something more challenging for him.

posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 25, 2013 - 11 answers

posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Dear math people: please help me understand fractions and ratios *intuitively*. [more inside]

posted by*anonymous*
on Jun 19, 2013 -
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I have a very strong background in humanities but I've completed three-year undergraduate course in math. Though I passed it without trouble, I feel like traditional textbooks didn't teach make me *understand* a lot. What are best math resources (books, but not necessarily) that instead of trying to look like PM read more like literature or work on your intuition and talk about big picture implications instead? Something like *Godel, Escher, Bach* for various areas of mathematics. [more inside]

posted by desultory_banyan on Sep 27, 2012 - 25 answers

posted by desultory_banyan on Sep 27, 2012 - 25 answers

I have forgotten basically all of math, and I want to learn it again from the ground up. [more inside]

posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 19, 2011 - 28 answers

posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 19, 2011 - 28 answers

Is it really possible for me, at 42, to increase my IQ/fluid intelligence/learning ability? [more inside]

posted by*anonymous*
on Jul 13, 2011 -
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I have always had difficulty with mathematics. Now I'm in my mid-thirties and have gone back to school to study engineering. Things are not going appreciably better than they did the first time I went to university. What can I do to fill the gaps I have and become a skilled problem-solver? I want to go from being a C to being an A student. [more inside]

posted by rhombus on Mar 24, 2010 - 30 answers

posted by rhombus on Mar 24, 2010 - 30 answers

I have always been horrible at math, but somehow a great programmer. I have found that writing a computer program that demonstrates a certain mathematical concept enables me to better understand the concept. I'm a psych major and I brought this up once in the research lab I've been working in. My prof said he recalls that someone did research and/or created a system in which a student writes a computer program that is pertinent to a certain mathematical concept and upon completion is given the regular math problem (as it would appear in a math class). This enables the student to better understand the math problem, solve, and learn math. Has anyone heard of this or anything similar? A learning system such as this would be a blessing to my education.
Thanks.

posted by fightoplankton on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

posted by fightoplankton on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

I've just started dating someone who studies serious hardcore applied math. I am a complete and utter math idiot who is lost at anything above multiplication tables. I would like to sort of understand what is going on inside his massive, beautiful brain. Help? [more inside]

posted by logovisual on Sep 11, 2008 - 33 answers

posted by logovisual on Sep 11, 2008 - 33 answers

There's a smart freshman who's going to be in my school's Academic Decathlon team next year. However, Academic Decathlon tests over all of high school math, so I ask: How can I teach a fast learner an overview of high school math in around 7 months? [more inside]

posted by LSK on Apr 3, 2008 - 6 answers

posted by LSK on Apr 3, 2008 - 6 answers

posted by tss on Oct 3, 2004 - 8 answers

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