Solving Math Problems
Many people are afraid of mathematical problems. Why is this? Perhaps it's because they remember that they had problems with maths in the past. Or they think they don't understand math problems because math problems are "too hard", "I can't do this" or they don't know how to decode the problem to find out what the real issue is. If I don't solve the problem in two minutes, they think they'll never solve it. Or they simply don't know where to start.
Solving mathematical problems is easier when you have the right resource at your disposal.
But what are the right resources?
The answer depends on who you are, what you are trying to achieve, and WHY.
Are you looking for specific information that you will use once or comprehensive, in-depth information that you will use in the future?
For example, if you are a student looking for an immediate answer to a narrowly tailored problem, you need one type of resource. If you're a parent trying to ensure that your child has a thorough understanding of the concepts covered in school, you'll probably need another type of resource.
OR if you are simply preparing a meal and want to know how to convert measurements from tablespoons to milliliters, you will need yet another type of resource. If you're trying to calculate the interest payments on a new car loan, you probably need something else.
In addition to these reasons, some people solve math problems for their own pleasure - and for no other reason. These people like brain teasers, puzzles, and solving complex problems. It relaxes them. They probably need a different kind of resource.
The list of possibilities is endless, and so are the answers.
This leads us to another question: how accurate does information need to be? Can the final answer be rounded? Is a rule of thumb answer enough for your needs, or do you need an answer with 10 decimal places?
How accurately does the data need to be? Are you looking for general information or a solution to a specific problem?
HOW MUCH TIME can you spend reading, listening, or looking at the answer? If you can't spend much time understanding the resource you are using, you need something that gets straight to the point.
In addition, many sites offer free math answers that can give the student an idea of how to solve problems using the correct formula or method.
How should the information be delivered? Is a verbal explanation OK - or do you need a formal written presentation or video?
Ask yourself too: When do you need the information you are looking for? Immediately? Within the next week? Within the next 6 months? On an ongoing, continuous basis?
Where do you need information? On paper? On your computer? On video?
Assuming you've already answered these questions in your own mind, what's the next step? See what resources are available for solutions in math. Match them to your needs.