I am looking to self-study to improve my math skills, and I'm wondering if anyone can make suggestions on a path to start out.
Well, what's your goal? Do you want to be able to figure out how to solve calculus problems more easily? Computer science related? Gambling math? Logic? Do you want to be able to do math easier (easily?) in your head? Perhaps you want a better memory?
Whatever the case, 2 books you may want to look into, I thought they were interesting at least (unfortunately didn't finish, started them a few years back and got busy and all of a sudden it's 3 years later and now I've remember to read the books again).101 Simple Math Tricks
or something like that. Shows you different tricks and help you develop your own.....that's the beauty of math, much of it is quite simple (i.e.: not open for interpretation). You know the trick, how to multiply a number by 10 (you add a zero // move the decimal)....and probably how to multiply by 11. There's plenty more interesting ones too, if you're interested in math, obviously.Trick to building the perfect memory
.....or something like that. Basically, helps you train your brain to remember stuff better. Not gonna turn into rain-man, though. But 20 minutes after meeting someone you'll remember their name, what they said they do in their spare time, their wife & children's names.... (Assuming the person told you that information.) List of things to buy at the store.....some long number or code to remember.....something gambling related you wanna memorize or learn (i.e.: index numbers if you're a card counter, strategy for some game, multiple changing numbers in your head).....etc.
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