On Math I had a very poor math education when I was in school. Of course that means that nowadays I have zero knowledge on all things mathematic.
alleB
I posed the same question last year on forums.gentoo.org and this book came back highly recommended:
OffMyMeds
Sorry for the ridiculously wide link. I don't know why I thought it would wrap. Should a moderator decide to remove it, the book is called _Maths: A student's Survival Guide_ by Jenny Olive and is easy to find at Amazon.
OffMyMeds
Out of curiosity, does the math you'd like to learn have any connection to programming you'd like to do (I'm not being critical, I'm curious)?
Warren Henning
The link worked OK for me, but just in case for others...
Greg Hurlman
>> Do any of you guys know of any math classes for adults?
Anon-y-mous Cow-ard
>>>At football games in America, we chant: 3.14159, sec tan cos sin, gooooo math!
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To Anon-y-mous Cow-ard
RP
Actually, RP, some universities offer remedial math courses, i.e., courses that most students would've normally taken in high school.
Stuart Smalley
I'd second doing a university class. The one I have offers a "Intro To College Math" courses geared towards students who might not have high-school math they need.
Jimmy Jo-jo
Most community colleges will teach remedial math. Usually a lot cheaper than at a university, and you're probably more likely to find weekend or night classes.
T. Norman
Most universities have remedial math courses now as well. I remember reading somewhere about 30% of new university students need to take remedial math and/or english once they're in college, because of the bad high school educations they're getting.
Andrew Hurst
I'm currently going to a community college which offers math down to the pre-algebra level, and credits cost about half what the local state university costs. Quality of teachers varies, especially given that my school has 60% of its courses offered by part-time teachers (who then have to commute between several community colleges, or have "real jobs" somewhere else, to earn a living), but generally my experience has been that if you're ready to learn, you'll do well.
Sam Livingston-Gray
Just another $0.02 re: community colleges and why you get your money's worth:
OffMyMeds
Correction to subject-verb agreement error: "learn from a person using *his* craft for practical applications in his daily life."
OffMyMeds
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