First of all, please don't let your kids catch your anxiety about math or there will be three more people in the world suffering the same anxiety as you. Let them see you as a positive role model working toward conquering this.
Generally, math at the level of pre-algebra is about all you need for most nursing programs
. That's about 8th grade level math. Someone just posted a very nice site, Fast Math Facts, just the other day on this very forum. Here's the link: http://www.mccc.edu/~kelld/page400.html
Other sites I often recommend for basic math review are:
- Math.com. I've linked you into Basic math but if you care to venture into other more advanced subjects in math, just go to the drop down menu at the left of the page where it says, "Select Subject".
- Math for Morons Like Us
- Purplemath is a good review site for subjects in algebra
If you would like to venture out and actually do some math problems, try this site http://www.interactmath.com/
which is a free companion textbook site for a multitude of math textbooks published by Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall. Once you enter the site you have to chose a textbook from a drop down menu. I recommend any of the books by Elayn Martin-Gay. In your case, her Pre-Algebra textbook. You will then be taken to pages where you have to down load a couple of drivers (it's free) in order to be able to use the software on the website. When you finally get to the math problems you will have to choose them by chapter of the book. The problems are presented in order of difficulty. You can ask the program at any time to show you how to work out the problem and it will do so in a step-by-step fashion. You can ask for more problems of the same level of difficulty or move on. The program generally gives you three chances to get the right answer before telling you the correct answer. You need to learn to use the radio buttons on the left side of the screen for inputting some answers, such as fractions. I used this site extensively when I was taking Algebra II and Trigonometry.
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