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## Looking for sites or books like Cosma Shalizi's notebooks

I really like the short explanations and exhaustive trove of links found in Cosma Shalizi's notebooks. Are there any other similar sites or books out there? [more inside]

## Typer Shark for Algebra?

I want to take a pre-calculus class, but I’m not prepared.
I would find it easier to prepare with some kind of program or system to refresh my math skills and learn some of what I missed in high school. I, like most mammals, am motivated by immediate rewards. Is there an online game where the math gets progressively harder and you earn rewards for completing problem sets? I was more willing to practice typing when I was defeating sharks than when I worked from a book. Does such a gamified system exist for math? [more inside]

## Learning math online

I want to learn math. I signed up for Khan Academy and I like the format a lot. I really like that there are short lessons that I can complete, and that the software automatically checks the answers and lets me continue when I completed a string of 5 good answers in a row (or something similar). I don't like the video explanations though. I'm just not a video person, I learn much better from text. Is there something like Khan Academy where you can do math exercises online but where the explanation is in text?

## Can't scribe, want to do math

Entering old age I want to revisit undergraduate mathematics from decades ago. In this plan (fantasy?) I will go through text books & web sources to replicate and extend what I once knew (or what I think I knew!). The problem: a slight finger tremor (nothing lethal or degenerate) makes writing difficult and borderline illegible, even to me. [more inside]

## Math Camp for Economist help!

I'm basically teaching myself how to do pass an PhD economics placement test, and I'm looking for resources to learn these things that aren't books. [more inside]

## Is this science or a sort of engineering? How do I learn more about it?

My ignorance of science and engineering concepts, procedures, and methods of calculation is holding me back from tackling a whole mess of fun stuff. But what fields am I even interested in, and how can I learn more? Where do I begin? [more inside]

## Educational mathamatics apps for adults that will work on an iPhone?

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

## How do you help people have an epiphany about difficult concepts?

How do you describe the basic concepts of a difficult subject you know a lot about that makes it "click" for a beginner? [more inside]

## I was banned from collegeconfidential just for asking for some help?

Summer vacations are coming up and I am going to use some of my free time to learn physics and math, subjects that I love. In order to do that i asked collegeconfidential.com if anyone had "exclusive study materials" from their university which they could share. I mentioned that I would like to have acess to tests and exams from other universities and I could give some good materials collected by my colleagues of the physics and math course in exchange. [more inside]

## iPad math apps for a 10-year-old?

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.

## Help me understand fractions

## How can I relearn high school subjects?

I want to relearn algebra, chemistry, basic mechanics, and basic physics this summer. For free? [more inside]

## What does a personal interest in math look like?

A while back I read about an english professor who claimed to have a strong personal interest in mathematics. Assuming that he doesn't use math in a professional setting, how would this interest manifest itself? Completing math textbooks? Reading books about math? Memorizing the first 1000 primes? What would someone with an interest in math do? [more inside]

## I still KNOW the quadratic equation, just not what it means

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

## I Need All the Help Ever: Calculus Edition

Help me arm myself for a future-determining showdown with calculus. [more inside]

## Tell me everything there is to know about waves.

I'm interested in learning everything there is to know about waves. Sound waves, ocean waves, light waves, electromagnetic waves, waves in math, in economics, brain waves, etc, etc.... [more inside]

## I am sick of having to say "I'm not good at math."

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]

## Learn Math Via Programming?

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.

## I want to be smart so I can write clever Askme Headlines

What are some easy, relatively quick ways to learn to write better, think clearer, and express myself better? [more inside]

## How to learn enough math to impress a boy?

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]

## How can I help my (nearly) seven year old son "get" maths?

How can I help my 6 1/2 year old son to *get* maths? It hasn't clicked with him at all and I find myself getting frustrated with having to repeat really basic stuff when helping him with his homework. I'm not a maths genius myself and I really don't want to put him off by getting cranky because he's just not getting it. How do I help him get it? [more inside]

## Summer classes on differential equations for an LA resident?

Looking for summer courses in differential equations, online or in the Los Angeles area. [more inside]

## Where can I find basic math problem trainers?

Where can I find basic math problem trainers? [more inside]

## How can I teach someone high school math in 6 months?

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]

## does doing math make you better at it?

Does doing math improve one's aptitude at math? [more inside]

## Fizzix

I want to start teaching myself physics, but how? [more inside]

## Why do I hate 8?

Why is it hard for me to perform simple mental calculations with certain numbers? [more inside]

## Why do children in the United States perfom so poorly in math?

Why do children in the United States perform so poorly in math? [more inside]

## 4th or 5th grade math learning software for kids?

Math learning software for kids? Specifically, 4th or 5th grade level.

## Complicated math made easy for you?

**Mathfilter:**Have you ever found any really, really good explanations of complicated mathematics topics online? Where "good" here gives higher marks for clarity, analogies, examples, and even aesthetics than for strict formal completeness, though that's not taken lightly either. (E.g.) [More inside] [more inside]

## Recommend books/resources for amateur to learn mathematics

I'd like to learn Math. I'm particularly interested in learning trig and calculus. I'm don't need to learn these disciplines for any purpose. I'm just interested. I'm a reasonably bright guy, with a logical mind (I've worked as a programmer), and I'm a good self-learner. I'm not in a rush (don't mind working at this for a few years). What books/resources would you recommend? I should probably go all the way back to Algebra, which is pretty much where I left off in High School years ago.

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