Links to Free Math Help
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Math Topics include (approx. recommended order)
Algebra I Worked
Developmental Math 2
Developmental Math 3
Math Competency & Evaluation Tests
English to Math and back
ENGLISH MATH EXAMPLE VOCABULARY
ACTION OPERATOR PHRASE MATH DEFINITIONS
Add together + 1 + 1 ADDENDS: 1,1,
Plus sign +
Subtract 2nd from 1st - 2 - 1
"Equals" or "is" = 1 + 1 = 2 Sum is the result, or 2
2-1 = 1
Multiply * or x 1 x 2 or 1 * 2
Divide --- or / 3 or 3/4
Grammar of math
When we start to learn to write, we learn that every simple, complete sentence has a Subject and verb.
Example: Susie sings. Subject (the actor): "Susie" Verb: "sings"
Math has a similar grammar. For instance we could "translate" "1 + 1" to "One joins 1 (active verb) or "one is added to 1" (passive verb)
A simple sentence with a compound verb would be Susie sings and dances. A mathematical compound sentence would look like:
1 + 1 + 2
Translation "1 joins 1 and becomes 2" or "1 is added to 1 and becomes 2." or the even more common "1 plus 1 makes 2"
Once you learn to read math and the grammatical rules, it seems a lot easier. It's no longer just a jumble of mystifying numbers and symbols.
If you see the "=", it must balance., or have two "same size" things on both sides of the equal sign..
Math is a language, the language of commerce, science, understanding human behavior. It has symbols, just like the alphabet has symbols, and it has rules, just like grammar has rules. It also has translations into the language we speak and definitions.
Learn the symbols. Start with counting. Flash cards (you can make your own)
Learn the Rules.