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Why Learn Math?
by L

Reasons to learn math:

1. To get into higher education programs in college or university.
2. To get or keep a job.
3.To help retain or regain our mental ability and sharpness.
4. To be a  better shopper. At a sale,  is a third off better than a 30% discount? Are tomatoes at $2.00 a pound a better deal than $4.00 a kilo? How much are you saving?
5. To help our children or other relatives with their school work. You might have been a math whiz in your home country, but Canadian math vocabulary might make it difficult for you to know what the question is asking you to do.
6.  To know when someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. I have a colleague who has celebrated her 20th birthday for at least the last 10 years. Despite her very youthful looks, it would be mathematically impossible for her to deny the laws of chronological addition. Other give-aways are her 11 year old son and the fact that it takes at least 5 years of post-secondary education to qualify as a teacher.

Here are some ways to work on your math:

Math Worksheets:

Useful math websites:

Basic math word problems
Learn about a wide variety of real life basic math word problems.

Solving Math Word Problems: explanation and exercises
Techniques and strategies for solving math word problems

Math Word Problems
Learn to quickly solve change, combine, and compare types of word problems.

(January 13, 2013)

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