# Learning math from the start

• Oct 1st 2012, 02:22 PM
uperkurk
Learning math from the start
Hello all, I'm 23 years old and I've decided to start studying math in my spare time. Having dropped out of school and not knowing anything behond basic arithmetic, still struggle with percentage, fraction, long division and multiplication questions. I hate to read books I much prefer learning in an interactive based way. Also I hate questions which have multiple lines of text and I get confused as to what the question is actually asking me.

For example:

6 + ? = 8 is so much easier than a question such as

Jim has 2 apples, Rob has 1 apple, Katy has 3 apples, how many more apples do they need to make 8?

Of course I can do simple questions like this if anyone can link me do something that would be best suited to my learning style that would be amazing. Also after I get the hang of percentage, fraction, long division and multiplication questions, what would I go onto next? Most people will say algebra but I've come to notice that algebra is such a large area and there are so many sub categories I don't know where to start. I know I'm being ambitious but I'd like to eventually take a stab at calculus and differential equations.
• Oct 1st 2012, 02:35 PM
Plato
Re: Learning math from the start
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Originally Posted by uperkurk
Hello all, I'm 23 years old and I've decided to start studying math in my spare time. Having dropped out of school and not knowing anything behond basic arithmetic, still struggle with percentage, fraction, long division and multiplication questions. I hate to read books I much prefer learning in an interactive based way. Also I hate questions which have multiple lines of text and I get confused as to what the question is actually asking me.

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• Oct 1st 2012, 05:05 PM
uperkurk
Re: Learning math from the start
Thanks, although I noticed all the sub categories are not laid out step by step as in it's best to learn

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etc but it looks decent,
• Oct 1st 2012, 05:24 PM
Plato
Re: Learning math from the start
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Originally Posted by uperkurk
Thanks, although I noticed all the sub categories are not laid out step by step as in it's best to learn

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2
3
4
5

etc but it looks decent,

If I were you, I would goole "home schooling mathematics".
• Oct 1st 2012, 06:49 PM
SworD
Re: Learning math from the start
I could help you out if you want. If you want me to explain a particular concept or something, feel free to PM me.
• Oct 2nd 2012, 03:53 AM
uperkurk
Re: Learning math from the start
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Originally Posted by SworD
I could help you out if you want. If you want me to explain a particular concept or something, feel free to PM me.

That would be great but my knowledge is so little I really need to start from the beginning. there just seems like so much to learn
• Oct 2nd 2012, 04:10 AM
grillage
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• Oct 2nd 2012, 05:08 AM
uperkurk
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Originally Posted by grillage

That looks perfect! Thanks a lot.
• Oct 31st 2012, 12:20 AM
GKC
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You mentioned you dropped out of school. I myself am also a high school drop out but I got my GED. I don't see why it would be any different outside of my state, but I would go for my GED. You need to know basic mathematics etc in order to pass the GED test, and there should be learning centers with teachers to teach you, and its free (except for the tests of course) I think you would get a lot out of it, and then be able to proceed from there?
• Nov 2nd 2012, 11:17 PM
kalwin
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Hi,
After reading your problem, i feel you must start to study and understand the basic topics of the subject. I have come across a site Online Math Tutor which will guide and make you understand the topics related with maths in a proper manner. This site provides online coaching with well experienced tutors. I am sure this site will be useful to you.

Good Luck!