Mathematics is not something to fear. It is a very well structured science. By learning formulas and applying regular practice to problem solving, anyone with a reasonable level of intelligence can discover the beauty of mathematics. Keep in mind, this takes time. In the beginning, frustration is common. I recommend memorizing key formulas first, then doing the practice of problem solving. If you truly desire to understand and make practical use of mathematics, daily study is essential. If your time is limited, study for one hour a day. Do this consistently, and after one year, you will be amazed at what you have learned. Don’t rush through the study material. Ensure that you have a good understanding of a foundation topic before moving to the next topic. Also, remember that the study of mathematics is not a race. Learn at a pace that is comfortable to you. Rushing through a study of mathematics prematurely, will inevitably destroy your desire to learn this incredibly valuable subject.

Do you think there is an age when itâ€™s a little late to improve math abilities? Iâ€™m over 50 and I really would like to improve my math skills. I would to be able to solve simple math problems quickly in my head.

I donâ€™t have a big problem with formulas and doing algebra. I want to be able keep a running total in my mind while Iâ€™m shopping for the things in the grocery store.

Would you recommend reviewing and memorizing addition and subtraction tables? Of course, I can do the math on a piece of paper but I would like to improve my memory when I am going over a problem in my head. I think of one step and then when I get to the next step I canâ€™t remember the first step.

Is it too late? Was that something I was supposed to learn in first grade?

Hi John. It is never too late. In fact, the study of mathematics can enhance memory and learning ability. Memorization is always good for the mind. Yes, memorize the tables. Also, memorize the multiplication tables. You can also memorize the steps for different formulas and algorithms. Never give up. Persistence always pays.

I read the article about mathematics.
You have done a good job bringing attention to mathematics and the importance of it. Math is used in everything, everyday, especially money. If you do not have math as a skill, get it.
I will say that I appreciate an education based site like yours.
Overall, good article.

Do you think there is an age when itâ€™s a little late to improve math abilities? Iâ€™m over 50 and I really would like to improve my math skills. I would to be able to solve simple math problems quickly in my head.I donâ€™t have a big problem with formulas and doing algebra. I want to be able keep a running total in my mind while Iâ€™m shopping for the things in the grocery store.

Would you recommend reviewing and memorizing addition and subtraction tables? Of course, I can do the math on a piece of paper but I would like to improve my memory when I am going over a problem in my head. I think of one step and then when I get to the next step I canâ€™t remember the first step.

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Hi John. It is never too late. In fact, the study of mathematics can enhance memory and learning ability. Memorization is always good for the mind. Yes, memorize the tables. Also, memorize the multiplication tables. You can also memorize the steps for different formulas and algorithms. Never give up. Persistence always pays.LikeLike

I read the article about mathematics.You have done a good job bringing attention to mathematics and the importance of it. Math is used in everything, everyday, especially money. If you do not have math as a skill, get it.

I will say that I appreciate an education based site like yours.

Overall, good article.

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Thanks William “Nuggie” Nugent. Any relation to Ted Nugent?I’m glad you see the importance in mathematics.LikeLike