A better way to learn mathematics- read this!

I was very good at maths at school and university, if you judge good according to test scores, but I never really got maths.

I got really high scores because, frankly, I was good at remembering stuff.

I feel guilty about that. I also feel like I missed out on a lot - the magic of math, you might call it - and I often fall asleep at night reading the latest easy-to-read "popular" math book, trying to catch up.

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a wonderful little website that explains mathematics in a charming, and friendly way. The author uses analogies and pictures and he has a nice chatting way of explaining things. I think he's my new role model for how to explain things.

Best of all: you can sign up for his newsletter on the front page. The second newsletter genuinely  surprised me because it explained a problem I've had with maths all my life - it's called the fence post problem and it's about counting things (I'm not kidding) - and now, at age 46, I finally understand it.

http://betterexplained.com

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clarke ching

Clarke Ching is an expert in the application of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to Agile software development. He is author of Rocks into Gold and Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA). He gained Scrum certification from Ken Schwaber in Scotland in 2004 and now works as the Lean and Agile internal expert at The Royal London Group. Clarke focuses on Cash-Flow-Driven-Development and the use of positive psychology to help project teams flourish.