One of my many goals this summer is to brush up on my math skills. I do use some math in programming, but I tend to shy away from challenges that involve more difficult math. I also tend to like projects that involve strings vs. those that involve numbers. That’s just me. I do like working with graphics, though, and that requires a lot more math. I find myself having to look stuff up more often than I’d like or it takes me longer to work something out than it should.
So I hopped on the Khan Academy site to see what they had. And wouldn’t you know, but they have a game-like way of practicing your math skills. I’ve been doing math for the last few hours. And Geeky Boy joined in for a bit. I started at the beginning with basic addition just for fun, and have only made it up to pre-algebra. But, it brought back some good memories of when I used to love math. Prime factorial trees! Long division! So much fun. I suck at subtraction, but rock at 4 digit multiplication. I also love moving decimal points around. I remember when I learned that, I thought that was the coolest thing ever. You mean you can move it? And then move it again? So cool.
And I haven’t even really gotten to the good stuff yet.