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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 '15 at 17:58
@6005 Would you please refrain from bumping this many years-old questions at once for the sake of a tag-edit? This pushes legitimate recent questions off the homepage. – Lord_Farin Aug 30 '15 at 8:50
@Lord_Farin My apologies. I'm trying to work towards the removal of the self-learning tag, but I have only been doing it very occasionally, and in blocks of only 10-15 questions at a time. – 6005 Aug 30 '15 at 8:58
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Check out the following four playlist in order. These are made for people who don’t know how to add or subtract and it even explains the decimal number system.

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 already 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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