Comments on: Online resources for brushing up on basic math skills?
http://ask.metafilter.com/272764/Online-resources-for-brushing-up-on-basic-math-skills/
Comments on Ask MetaFilter post Online resources for brushing up on basic math skills?Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:33:17 -0800Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:04:27 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Question: Online resources for brushing up on basic math skills?
http://ask.metafilter.com/272764/Online-resources-for-brushing-up-on-basic-math-skills
What are some good, free online resources for an adult who needs to brush up on basic math operations such as working with fractions, percentages and ratios? Other than Khan Academy. The more interactive the better.post:ask.metafilter.com,2014:site.272764Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:33:17 -0800iamisaidmathrefresherbasicmathreviewmathematicsBy: stampsgal
http://ask.metafilter.com/272764/Online-resources-for-brushing-up-on-basic-math-skills#3958980
I don't know your location, but check your local public library's website to see if they have a database called LearningExpress Library. That database has an Adult Learning Center section, where you can practice many basic academic skills, including basic math and algebra. You will probably need a library card to access the database.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2014:site.272764-3958980Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:04:27 -0800stampsgalBy: Chitownfats
http://ask.metafilter.com/272764/Online-resources-for-brushing-up-on-basic-math-skills#3958992
"Math Is Fun", http://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm, is pretty goodcomment:ask.metafilter.com,2014:site.272764-3958992Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:14:34 -0800ChitownfatsBy: leahwrenn
http://ask.metafilter.com/272764/Online-resources-for-brushing-up-on-basic-math-skills#3959064
It's not free, but for about $20 you can get a month's access to <a href="http://www.aleks.com/independent/students">ALEKS</a>, which is very interactive (it chooses problems for you, and can explain them if you don't know how to do it, and gives you immediate feedback on whether you got the answer right.) Maybe the "Middle school Math course 2" might be appropriate. The student can pick and choose among the topics to only do the ones she's interested in.<br>
<br>
There's a free <a href="http://www.aleks.com/free_trial/consumer">trial</a>, for about three hours (during a 48 hour period).<br>
<br>
I'm using ALEKS in my precalculus class this semester, and the students who are actually doing the homework seem to be finding it useful and valuable.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2014:site.272764-3959064Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:35:54 -0800leahwrennBy: burntbook
http://ask.metafilter.com/272764/Online-resources-for-brushing-up-on-basic-math-skills#3959096
Desmos is good for graphs and basic functions and is very easy to use. https://www.desmos.com/comment:ask.metafilter.com,2014:site.272764-3959096Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:58:57 -0800burntbookBy: fuse theorem
http://ask.metafilter.com/272764/Online-resources-for-brushing-up-on-basic-math-skills#3959152
<a href="http://freerice.com/#/basic-math-pre-algebra/16845">Free Rice has a basic math section</a>. The added benefit is that while you're playing/brushing up on your skills, you're also helping the fight against world hunger. (Note, it starts out very easy but the longer you play the progressively more difficult the questions become.)comment:ask.metafilter.com,2014:site.272764-3959152Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:48:41 -0800fuse theoremBy: kythuen
http://ask.metafilter.com/272764/Online-resources-for-brushing-up-on-basic-math-skills#3959357
I like free-ed.net for math review. I'm slowly working my way through their pre-algebra and algebra courses, because my math skills are just not particularly.... skilled, and never have been. I got a bad teacher at an early age, and stopped paying attention to why and how things worked - instead I did like she suggested and just memorized formulas. That was no basis for going much further than high school.<br>
<br>
<a href="http://free-ed.net/sweethaven/Math/pre-algebra/PreAlg0102/default.asp">The Free Virtual University </a>comment:ask.metafilter.com,2014:site.272764-3959357Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:53:50 -0800kythuenBy: Coffeetyme
http://ask.metafilter.com/272764/Online-resources-for-brushing-up-on-basic-math-skills#3959560
Goodwill offers free online learning of such subjects. <a href="http://www.gcflearnfree.org/">learnfree.org</a>comment:ask.metafilter.com,2014:site.272764-3959560Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:09:22 -0800Coffeetyme