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    Morning all,

    First visit to this forum.

    I have recently had a spark set off which has got my craving to learn more about maths. Like most subjects in school, I only learnt about it to get the grade as opposed to actually wanting to learn about it. This desire to learn more stems from learning about the pyramids at Giza and I have become interested in areas such as geometry, vortex math, Phi, prime quadruplets etc.

    I was to teach myself more advanced maths but before that I would appreciate if anyone can recommend any good books where I can teach myself math so I can brush up on the subject? I was always good at the numbers bit (times tables etc) but when it got to trigonometry etc I kind of got lost but I wish to get my hands on a nice book to teach myself - something at first aimed at 'beginners'

    Thank you for your time,

    Samuel


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    Try this.

    Math - For Dummies


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    There's a series of books called "Murderous Maths" (look it up). The books are written in very simple language and they are humorous, but unfortunately they don't go past tenth grade level. They've been asked to make a book about calculus and they chickened out and stated that it would be way too advanced for 99% of their readers. It's ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel1988 View Post
    I was to teach myself more advanced maths but before that I would appreciate if anyone can recommend any good books where I can teach myself math so I can brush up on the subject? I was always good at the numbers bit (times tables etc) but when it got to trigonometry etc I kind of got lost but I wish to get my hands on a nice book to teach myself - something at first aimed at 'beginners'
    I've had good luck with Schaum's Outline Series. They're inexpensive and can be used alone or as companions to textbooks.

    Make sure you make good use of computer resources like graphing calculators, software, and the internet, of course. I get a lot of good use out of the OpenOffice spreadsheet, Calc. It's a free download and is compatible with Excel.

    Good luck!

    Jagella
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