Re: How to think for algebra

Re: How to think for algebra

Im not a wizard at all when it comes to advanced math and complex formulas and the likes, although i am allways eager to learn new things and aquire new knowlede.

At school i was never *too* good with math, mainy because it all seemed so abstract and had no root in the real world.

But when designing and programming computer games i overcame and *understood* many consepts and methematical functions because i had a specific scenarios to work with wich interested me.

I can say that for me i learnt more about math and number manipulation from game designing/ programming than i ever did at school ( if not slightly exadurating ).

When i think about specific math and numbers problems ( and almost enything else ) i tend to see it as a systems rather than a prosess, and for me that helps.

Im sorry for not being able to help you much, but i recently learnt about Imaginary Numbers and the Compelx Number System.

I dont know your level of knowledge, but i can highly recoment you reading this, it wil definitly help you understand the Complex Number System ( Imaginary Numbers ) along with many of the major number systems:

Answers and Explanations -- Do "Imaginary Numbers" Really Exist?

Its short and easy to read :)

Re: How to think for algebra

You have already been given some good advice, but just let me add that if you think

you are right; it's nothing to be ashamed of. Two rocks plus two rocks gives four rocks.

But when you begin to deal with fractions it gets more complicated, and that's when you need the number line. Some numbers can't even be represented as whole fractions (shocking!), but they fit on the number line.

Khan academy has a good reputation, is online and is free.

Khan Academy

(Haven't tried it myself, at least not much.)