Do you find algebra annoying? Probability pedestrian? Trigonometry tedious? Did you hate homework at school? It sometimes seems it’s easier to hate maths than to love it.
With things like theories, algebraic formulae, geometry, solving equations with multiple variables, maths sometimes can be a bit of a minefield.
However, a lot of people develop a dislike for maths solely because they struggle with mental arithmetic.
Young learners tend to hate it! So much so that they can barely bring themselves to open their textbook. They struggle with addition and subtraction and before they’ve even fully grasped it, they’re having to take exams where they’re tested with activities on the multiplication and division of whole numbers.
However, you needn’t give up! If you go back to learning the basics of addition, multiplication, division and square roots, it’ll really help you out in your daily life.
Maths is built on rational thinking. You’re probably better than it than you think. If you’ve ever redecorated a room, you’ll have used a bit of algebra and geometry without even knowing!
Don’t you find it weird that you use the calculator on your phone to do something as simple as working out your bill at a restaurant or for subtracting the discount during the sales?
It may seem that technology has taken away our ability to work things out in our head. However, that’s just a myth! It’s just a tool to help us, not hinder us.
Anyone can learn to count quickly.
You can learn to do sums really quickly, too! (Source: WonderHowTo)
How do you get better at maths? You don’t need to enrol on a four-year course. In fact, it’ll only take a fraction of your time.
In this article, we’ve got a few tips and tricks that will help you count more quickly. Don’t worry, we’re not asking you to do complex calculus, word problems, or quadratic and linear equations, just showing you how to solve problems in your head! Step 1…