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trouble with math

I know autistic people are good with math, but I may be the only one who has trouble with it. I used to like math. When I graduated from high school and entered college, I was out of practice. Tried as I can, I struggled. That is why my mother wants me to get a tutor. I happily agreed, so I decided to hire one to help me with math and other class. I'm going back to school next week, and I must be prepared. Any feedback?

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"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it" - Maya Angelou

Hello!

Sadly, my situation is far worse. Since 5th grade I've missed all the maths lessons due to principal's appointment as my maths teacher. She is deputy of my municipality, so I haven't even dreamt about maths lessons.

3 years ago I hired a tutor, postgraduate of physics faculty of Petersburg State University. He was an Asperger, like me. His lessons weren't useful for me, and now I don't have any studies.

Some time ago I found some useful sites for maths learning. They're good, but the problem is, they cover so few of material, not even close to full maths curriculum. It would be good if I'd found some comprehensive Web resources for maths learning.

Being a chemistry professor, I usually have many students that struggle with simple mathematics skills. But, they need to improve quite fast to be able to survive the class (there are many complicated unit conversions). That means that they will have to work on it with worksheets, as that is the best way to gain those skills. I have found a few websites that have good practice worksheets that can help:

http://www.dadsworksheets.com/

http://www.homeschoolmath.net/

Since I do not know at what level anyone is having difficulty with here, I am going to assume that it is below calculus level. Please try the sites above and let me know if they helped you or not. I do have other links, but I did not want to overwhelm with too much math at one time.

One more thing, never give up. It may get rough, but never falter in what you want to achieve when it comes to an education...

http://www.dadsworksheets.com/

http://www.homeschoolmath.net/

Since I do not know at what level anyone is having difficulty with here, I am going to assume that it is below calculus level. Please try the sites above and let me know if they helped you or not. I do have other links, but I did not want to overwhelm with too much math at one time.

One more thing, never give up. It may get rough, but never falter in what you want to achieve when it comes to an education...

Thank you.

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"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it" - Maya Angelou

I've heard of a surprising number of people who've hit blocks with math and worked past it, including people who went on to major in the subject. I think some people don't develop a sound grasp of the ideas behind it early on, or they just fall out of touch with them. Work with your tutor and keep at it. You'll probably be fine.

I had trouble with maths (especially long division) until my junior year of high school, when it suddenly all made perfect sense. Trig and calc weren't my easiest classes, but I didn't get failing grades in them, either. Tutoring remedial maths at uni honed my skills, and helped me earn my BSEE, which led to the MSEE and my current job.

Maybe some people's maths skills don't "blossom" until much later than others.

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http://www.homeschoolmath.net/

Since I do not know at what level anyone is having difficulty with here, I am going to assume that it is below calculus level. Please try the sites above and let me know if they helped you or not. I do have other links, but I did not want to overwhelm with too much math at one time.

One more thing, never give up. It may get rough, but never falter in what you want to achieve when it comes to an education...

Thank you.

You are welcome.

yeah, I suck at math and when I was 3rd until 5th grade, I sacrifice myself to get scolded rather than doing something I don't even understand.

My mom always told me: "YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE TEACHER! DON'T TALK A SINGLE WORD!"

me: "Yes and even I try to concentrate until my hair is bald, I won't even do it!"

You're not alone here, dude. *internet high five*

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I've tended to find that the method through which Im trying to learn a given type of math matters the most. Lecture & Traditional Math Cirriculum doesn't work well with me. I do better having access to 1 on 1 discussion. I don't need a mentor to sit there and hold my hand, but having access to someone that knows the math while I work through it so I can ask questions as I 'experience' the problem I've found to be a moderately painless way of getting through it.

Aldran

Sadly, my situation is far worse. Since 5th grade I've missed all the maths lessons due to principal's appointment as my maths teacher. She is deputy of my municipality, so I haven't even dreamt about maths lessons.

3 years ago I hired a tutor, postgraduate of physics faculty of Petersburg State University. He was an Asperger, like me. His lessons weren't useful for me, and now I don't have any studies.

Some time ago I found some useful sites for maths learning. They're good, but the problem is, they cover so few of material, not even close to full maths curriculum. It would be good if I'd found some comprehensive Web resources for maths learning.

Khan Academy could help.

ocw.mit.edu has a lot of free courses as well.

autistics being good at math is a stereotype; a lot are, but also a lot dont understand a sliver of it.

it doesn't help that maths these days are more a test of reading comprehension than actual maths; giving a story from which you first have to distill the actual question. it helped me when i requested (and got) pure math instead, with the teacher doing the question distilling for me.

I agree that Khan Academy could help. Google 'Khan Academy' and whatever topic the class is working on. There will be a bunch of short videos you can watch, and practice problems that go with them.

If you don't think the same way about problems as the teacher, you might have to work harder than other students to learn new concepts. That doesn't mean that you aren't good at math! Once you figure them out, you'll probably be better than the other people around you who didn't have to work for it.

Add me to the list when I moved to the south (from New Jersey) I was in 6th grade they were still teaching 2nd grade my skill set was at a 5th grade level so I really didn't learn anything and wasn't taught what I should have been taught at that time, So now I'm having to re-learn everything making some progress but it's really rough. Flash cards helps there's also a few sites my instructor mentioned called Math-drills.com and helpingwithmath.com

Good Luck

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I agree that Khan Academy is an excellent resource with material that covers basic math through calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. The link is https://www.khanacademy.org/. I have a degree in theoretical math and have looked closely at Khan Academy lessons. They seem to be very good with both lessons and practice problems. For what it's worth, I found I had to study a lot in university even being good with math. It does pay off, though. Good luck...

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