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Help with Math

You can learn math.


Going back to school as an adult usually means passing a math test. Scary? For some of us, yes. We're collecting resources to help you with math. We'll keep at it, so check back with us.

1. Help Me With Math

A collection within a collection, this is a list of three math sources: The Math Teaching Series, Cool Math, and About's own Deb Russell, Guide to Mathematics.

2. Khan Academy Can Help You With Math

The Khan Academy is a knock-your-socks-off example of what can happen when you start out simply trying to help someone learn. Sal Khan wanted to help his cousin learn math, so he created some simple videos. They went viral. Today, Khan Academy can help you learn almost anything. You're gonna love it.

3. The GED Math Test

For those of you seeking a GED, the math test can be scary. We asked GED students which part of the GED test was the easiest and the hardest. You'll find more than 200 of their very personal and heart-tugging responses in Readers Respond.

It's important to know what's on the GED math test before you sit for it. We've got the parts broken down for you: The GED Math Test

Good luck!

4. Is Algebra Math You Can Use?

This is about Sarah Clark's article at spectrum.com. She makes some interesting arguments, and so do her critics. What do you think?

5. Do You Use Math in Your Everyday Life?

Okay, so, item No. 4 in this list created a little controversy. We followed up the blog about Sarah with a blog about Reidar Mosvold, an Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at the University of Stavanger in Norway. And we added a poll so you can weigh in yourself. What do you think? Do you use math in your everyday life?

6. GMAT Math - What Do You Need to Know?

Kelly Roell is the Test Prep queen who can walk you through the Quantitative Section of the GMAT. She even has sample questions.

7. GRE Math

If you're taking the GRE instead of the GMAT, Kelly Roell is still your go-to expert. She's got info on the two types of questions on the GRE Quantitative Reasoning: quantitative comparison and problem-solving.

8. The Math Foundation

For about $50, you can join the Math Foundation and take online courses in Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Basic Algebra and Geometry. Quizzes and the final exam are scored instantly, and you print out a worksheet booklet.

9. BBC Skillswise

The BBC offers help with English and math designed for adults. The math section includes topics on numbers, calculation, percentages and fractions, measuring, shapes, and graphs, each of which is broken down into subtopics presented at different levels. The site features videos and games that help teach math.

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