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**cool_jessica****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-26
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Hello Everybody,

I am new to this forum. As a kid I had maths phobia but with practice and time my phobia came to end. All I did was practice.

Thanks

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi cool_jessica,

**Welcome to the forum!**

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Welcome Jessica,

Good point you make about practice!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi cool_jessica;

All I did was practice.

I started doing one hour of math every hour. Then 30 minutes every 30 minutes, then 15 minutes every 15 minutes, then...

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi cool_jessica

Welcome to the forum!

May others learn from your example; thanks.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**cool_jessica****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-26
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Thank you all for welcoming me.

Maths is a subject that needs practice but if you take it as a burden, you will never come out of the fear of numbers. Just make sure that you practice maths daily but too much of practice will also not be a good thing

All the best

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I could not agree more or less. I have been seriously thinking of only putting in .999999... times as much effort as I did in the past. This should allow me some time to relax.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**cool_jessica****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-26
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Hello,

As far as I know and what my experience say is that you should keep practicing mathematics to make the subject simpler. With practice you will learn some techniques and even your speed of calculation will improve. Practice means continuous practice, you cannot solve one problem then go for a walk and then come back after an hour that will be a really time taking and tough process. Make a time table and try to solve as many problems a s possible in that time.I assure you you will definitely start solving sums at a much higher speed.

Thanks.

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**misrbinh****Member**- Registered: 2012-08-23
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Hello cool_jessica.Nice to meet you.

Welcome.

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**jennylee1203****Member**- Registered: 2012-09-27
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Hehe,i'm a new user in this forum too,nice to meet you,what do you like or dislike? i like playinggames-for-kids,i like sleeping and watching tv,i dislike training.and you?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi jennylee1203,

I like watching TV, Games and browsing the net.

**Welcome to the forum!**

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi jennylee1203;

I like training, I hate sleeping and watching tv.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi jennylee1203

Welcome to the forum!

I like sleeping and doing math. I hate Terrans.

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-09-27 18:45:33)*

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Hi. Forgot to say hello before.

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**Calligar****Member**- Registered: 2011-09-24
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Well, I haven't been on for about a week, but would like to say...

Welcome to the forum!...

to both cool_jessica and jennylee1203.

As for the practice part of it, I'd agree for the most part but not completely.

As for what I like, I love working on logic (strictly), math, science, computers, philosophy, and video games. Unfortunately I do not work on them all the time, every day, but by far, those are the things I do the most work on (or arguably play if it comes to video games...). What I work on the most is probably logic, and the least is probably science, but again, by far, I spend the most time on **all** of these things. To clear things up, I'm kind of saying work in replace of what I like, because what I like almost always requires a lot of work, and it's easier to explain that way.

Life isnt a simple Math: there are always other variables. -[unknown]

But Nature flies from the infinite, for the infinite is unending or imperfect, and Nature ever seeks an end. -Aristotle

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**jennylee1203****Member**- Registered: 2012-09-27
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In my opinion,math is a magic,i like math but i don't like do math exercises because it's hard for me,so i 'd better do some math games for kids more than some math practice exercises.

*Last edited by jennylee1203 (2012-10-21 20:27:57)*

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**Calligar****Member**- Registered: 2011-09-24
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Hmm, well I can almost assure you math isn't magic, but it is great none the less. As for math challenges, I honestly don't do them much myself because I'm busy studying...newer material, so I continue to learn and understand. Though, once I get far enough, I'll probably start doing more exercises. Though don't get me wrong, exercises can definitely help. They can be good for challenging yourself which can help your understanding of stuff, finding new and better ways of doing things, speed, etc. Of course, if there is something you don't know, that what things like this website is here for.

Life isnt a simple Math: there are always other variables. -[unknown]

But Nature flies from the infinite, for the infinite is unending or imperfect, and Nature ever seeks an end. -Aristotle

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