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#1 2013-06-30 08:00:21

bronxsystem
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Registered: 2013-06-22
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what is more optimal. specific book or general K12 books

Hey all, sorry if i posted this in the wrong section, just looking for some insight.

my math level is about K-8 (year 8 high school) basics

i just finished a year 8 high school math book and curious what you guys think is the best way to reach college entry level math (aware long way to go).

I can continue working through high school math books until i finish K-12 level. Alternatively i can buy books on specific subjects for instance geometry or algebra.
There are so many books out there and i don't want to take the sub optimal route.

-cliffs

what is most efficient way to obtain college entry assumed math knowledge?
aware there are no shortcuts, i just wasnt sure if i should continue buying highschool books.
any advice much appreciated

Last edited by bronxsystem (2013-06-30 08:06:10)

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#2 2013-06-30 09:16:11

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: what is more optimal. specific book or general K12 books

Hi;

I will give some general advice.

Getting a few more books will never hurt. Just make sure they are of the type with lots of worked exercises and lots of problems for you to work on at the end of every chapter. Get the ones that have worked solutions for all the problems, these are best for anyone trying to teach themselves.

Start with Algebra and Geometry, they are the backbone of everything you will do later.

Make sure the books are visually appealing.

There are lots of good pages on this site to break you in. Become a regular here. You can post problems that are hard for you and they will be answered.

Do not expect fast progress. If it happens that is great but the people who excel are the ones who work the hardest.

Good luck and hope to see you in here on a daily basis.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#3 2013-06-30 16:26:13

bronxsystem
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Registered: 2013-06-22
Posts: 63

Re: what is more optimal. specific book or general K12 books

awesome thanks

i bought a great algebra book in case anyone comes across thread in future its called "practical algebra a self teaching guide" by peter selby and steve slavin.

very well laid out.

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#4 2013-06-30 19:27:55

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: what is more optimal. specific book or general K12 books

Hi bronxsystem;

Study hard and post any problems you have.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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