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Is there any simplest way to learn algebra?
That depends on your current knowledge and abilities.Is there any simplest way to learn algebra?
Much of that means, do not try to hold everything you are working with and the computations in your head. WRITE the steps, as many steps as you need.Practice makes perfect.
It is though of utmost importance to be NEAT and ORDERLY
Show every step on a separate line, rewriting the whole equation each time you manipulate it.
Keep your lines level
and keep the individual terms of your equations aligned vertically.
BECAUSE if you don't,
you WILL make little mistakes in arithmetic that cause you to get the wrong answers,
and THAT will make you think algebra is difficult .
It's not algebra that is difficult ,
what IS difficult is mustering the discipline to be neat and orderly as you go about your algebra.
Same applies to calculus.
I cannot overstress importance of the above. Form good habits early.
old jim
Well Said !The strength and magic of basic algebra is not the holding of steps and computations in your head; but in carrying the steps outward, on paper, and choosing the properties needed to handle the numeric expressions and equations/or inequalities.
Amen !The strength and magic of basic algebra is not the holding of steps and computations in your head; but in carrying the steps outward, on paper,
That helps me to know why learning most of basic algebra in high school was more effective than the other subject-matter subjects! That was mostly just me; a person with a slower mind....
A mind that's too quick can be a real handicap to a beginning algebra student..
Like the old song says "Slow down, you move too fast.."
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Thanks.What i had in mind was my ninth grade algebra class
which was a step up from arithmetic
in that we used letters instead of numbers .
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old jim
Thanks a lot, i will definitely work on it. Can you suggest me some good apps to learn algebra?Best to use a good textbook. Read the sections in order, as many times as you need; work through the explanations. Work through the examples; work through the sections' exercises, and check your answers and use answer key if necessary.
Start in Introductory Algebra, Elementary Algebra, or Algebra 1.
That might be "simple"; but not assured to be "easy". Learning and study require effort. Most of the properties you study and hope to learn are uncomplicated to understand. Sometimes putting them all together as you study becomes difficult, which just means, effort is needed. Studying every day is needed.
Don't know what exactly you are talking aboutThat depends on your current knowledge and abilities.
I'm curious whether your question is related to a link you gave in a post (now deleted) to another website. It was a question from a tutor and a gruff answer by a supposed experienced tutor.
Thanks for the helpThanks.
In this case https://openstax.org/subjects is another good source for books free to download. (I think they can also be ordered printed, but at least one can have a close look beforehand.)
Thanks Jim, But i think calculus is a way more difficult than algebra. The terms limits, functions, derivatives, integrals and infinite series seems to be more complex.Practice makes perfect.
It is though of utmost importance to be NEAT and ORDERLY
Show every step on a separate line, rewriting the whole equation each time you manipulate it.
Keep your lines level
and keep the individual terms of your equations aligned vertically.
BECAUSE if you don't,
you WILL make little mistakes in arithmetic that cause you to get the wrong answers,
and THAT will make you think algebra is difficult .
It's not algebra that is difficult ,
what IS difficult is mustering the discipline to be neat and orderly as you go about your algebra.
Same applies to calculus.
I cannot overstress importance of the above. Form good habits early.
old jim
No. None of any kind.Thanks a lot, i will definitely work on it. Can you suggest me some good apps to learn algebra?
Yes, it is. Learn your courses in this sequence:Thanks Jim, But i think calculus is a way more difficult than algebra. The terms limits, functions, derivatives, integrals and infinite series seems to be more complex.
It's like any other subject you learn the vocabulary one term at a time and become familiar with its use.i think calculus is a way more difficult than algebra. The terms limits, functions, derivatives, integrals and infinite series seems to be more complex.