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Welcome to Free Math Resource

Free Math Resource is your home for mathematics information, advice, and help.  Get help with a specific topic by browsing our library of lessons, or search for more general information by checking out an article.

Our lessons have been written with you in mind.  They show you what to do as well as how to think about each concept in order to help make it understandable.  Mathematics is a subject that can best be understood with easy, step-by-step directions and lots of visuals.  When you are doing homework and you just don’t get it the way you thought you did in class, we will be available online to give you a second opinion on the concept you are learning.

Other aspects of the site include articles as well as external links to other sites.  Each page also contains a search box that you can use to search the site for a specific topic.

We hope you find the site easy to use and helpful throughout your math course this year.  Your opinion is important to us.  If there’s anything you would like added to the site, please leave your feedback.


Calculators: Good or Bad?

When calculators were first invented in the 1960’s, they were not considered for use in schools because of their size, appearance, and cost.  Eventually, they became sleeker and less expensive and students began using them in and out of the classroom. 

The debate about calculator usage in math class has been going on ever since the calculators were first invented.  One opinion in the debate states that calculators are good because they allow problems to be completed faster and more accurately.  The opposing viewpoint is that calculators become a crutch and students have weak arithmetic skills as a result of having the calculator do the mathematical “heavy lifting.”


Top 5 Resolutions for 2012

My_goals_5_goalsThe beginning of a new year is a great time to reevaluate life and how you are living it.  Are there things in your life that you would like to do better?  What actions can you take to make it happen.  At Freemathresource.com, our goal is to help you succeed at learning math.  Here are some things you can do to improve your mathematics performance:
1)  Schedule time for homework

It is easy to find excuses to put off doing assignments.  If you don’t feel confident in a particular subject, you may even look for excuses to avoid your homework.  Students who put forth effort everyday attempting to understand the assignment do much better on quizzes, tests, and grades in general.  Students who come to school with completed assignments are also less stressed than those who intend to complete assignments during homeroom or lunch. 
The best way to make sure you complete your assignments is to pick a study time and stick to it.  The best times are those with the least amount of distractions.  Pick times where there aren’t TV shows you enjoy or friends who call, text, or instant message.  Immediately after school is a good time for many students to complete assignments, and immediately after the dinner table is cleaned up is also a productive time for many students.  Find the time that works best for you and stick to it!  Do this every day and watch your grades steadily improve throughout the next grading period.