The Official SAT Study Guide, 2016 Edition

Author: The College Board
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by graeme   2017-08-19
>I've tried Khan Academy

Did you try the exercise dashboard on Khan Academy? https://www.amazon.com/Quick-easy-math-Isaac-Asimov/dp/B0006...

Finally, I recommend studying for the SAT math section. The questions test math in somewhat novel ways. They're fun and reward creative thinking. And as a bonus, there are books written to help you figure out this kind of math, quickly. I really, really like Pwn the SAT. My students got a lot better just by using it: it teaches you how the author thinks, and really breaks things down simply.

SAT practice tests: https://www.amazon.com/Official-SAT-Study-Guide-2016/dp/1457...

Pwn the SAT: https://www.amazon.com/PWN-SAT-Guide-Mike-McClenathan/dp/152...

(Note: The SAT changed in 2016. You could also use the earlier SAT test booklet (the blue book) and the earlier Pwn the SAT for this exercise)

I don't think any single concept in math is particularly hard. What's hard is that even high school math requires mastery of a few hundred concepts. So you can learn one, but it goes away.

The tools I outlined above are the best I know to solidify math knowledge and make it habitual. I believe any reasonably intelligent adult could use these to learn math.

It is, however, a large subject, and I expect it would require months of focussed work practicing these for every day. But I believe it's doable. I'm basing this on my experience with students who were "bad at math". They made great strides.

I hope this may be of some use! Feel free to reach out if you want to talk about it further. My email is on my profile.