Motivation is important when you want to Improve your math skills
You don’t have to be born with math skills; solving problems is a matter of studying and motivation.That may not seem like such a surprise, but it’s become easy to say ‘I just can’t do math.’ While some element of math achievement may be linked to natural inborn intelligence, when it comes to developing skills during high school, motivation and math study habits are much more important than IQ, according to a new study. via Motivation, Not IQ, Matters Most for Learning New Math Skills | TIME.com.
I was fortunate to come across this article and absolutely agree. From personal experiences this has proven to be true on more than one occasion. This is why teacher Sydney developed a series of 65 topic specific math video lessons.
Sometimes a math student can get detoured and discouraged by something that can easily be overcome with the right help and some student effort. For instance although it is sort of a “do not go there topic” sometimes it just takes the right teacher to explain the concepts in a way that works for a student. It is never too late to put some effort into overcoming math difficulties. I remember grade 9, I had finished grade 8 having problems with math —- went into grade 9 struggling and very fortunately had a math teacher who really helped me. This turn around started me on a path that resulted in an engineering career!
It was not teacher Sydney who helped me, but look through her lessons and if you see the math topic that is bothering you, please do not hesitate …. download the lesson(s) work on it(them) and move forward!
Remember, math is like life, you do not get anywhere without some effort, but with each step it will become easier.
Ratio Proportion and Percent are basic math skills that often come in handy.
You are in a store and buy a shirt that is on an 18% off sale, how much will you save and how much will the shirt actually cost you?
You are going to buy a new car for $17,989 and the sales tax is 8.47%, what will the car really cost you?
You and a friend want to invest $1,800 in the ratio of 5:3, how many $ will each of you need to invest ?
Here is a proportion question for you to do:
There is a downloadable Video Lesson at Math Made Simple that will help you learn ratio proportion and percent:
If you are looking for a Math Domain(s) here is a list of some that are available for purchase, for more information please contact Math Made Simple.
A basic math video lesson “All About Numbers”
will help you learn:
- Sets of numbers N, W, I, Q, Q′ and R Natural, Whole, Integers, Rational, Irrational, Real, finite, infinite, null
- Terminating, repeating and not terminating decimals
- Place value and rounding off
- Prime & composite numbers
- Order of operations, brackets (parenthesis) etc.
If you are not sure about these key elements of basic math, help is available in one downloadable Math Video Lesson by Math Made Simple:
There are an additional 64 math video lessons available at Math Made simple to help you with your math.
Math fractions are one of the early math skills that are so important.
Here is a question that will help you to determine your skills level with math fractions:
To review the concepts of math fractions and learn with example questions - lowest common denominator – add, subtract, multiply, divide, simplify - complex fractions - change to a decimal etc. you might want to consider: