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First let me start with I am an adult and I can't do simple maths. I some how got through all of my math courses in University (after several attempts) but I honestly couldn't tell you how...

I cannot do these:

  • Add/Subtract with decimals
  • Add/Subtract fractions
  • Basic multiplication
  • Basic division
  • More advanced math that uses these principles

How can I go about learning these things now? Is there a particular book that I can study from (with worksheets). I'd really rather not do exercises that involve connecting dots to create pictures, or coloring things...

As a side note, I believe I suffer from dyscalculia.

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Out of interest, what course did you take at university? –  SiliconCelery Jul 31 '12 at 13:35
Linear Algebra (I/II), Discrete Mathematics, Statistical Methods –  에이바 Jul 31 '12 at 13:49
That's interesting!! –  Landon Carter Jan 24 at 17:58

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Check out the following four playlist in order. These are made for people who dont know how to add or subtract and it even explains the decimal number system.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL301908982CBFE20D&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL50D1D09ABE9CE271&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1C68557896CFABA8&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE23E2FDF6E935778&feature=plcp

I hope this helped. It helped me to learn other stuff. Of course you can start from a more advanced playlist if you feel you allready know one of them.

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Ah, The Khan Academy! I can't believe I didn't think to look there. Thank you. I will go through these. –  에이바 Jul 31 '12 at 13:51
Working through the exercises on the Khan academy knowledge map is a fun way to practice. –  littleO Aug 14 '14 at 22:57

Thinking Blocks is a great resource for understanding ratios and proportions.(And it also has addition and subtraction. It's very interactive. It guides you one step at a time, and gives you feedback every step, so you know if your thinking is correct. You don't have to wait until the end of the problem to find out.

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