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anyways i want to improve please advice :yuck:

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anyways i want to improve please advice :yuck:

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Once you can do all of these i.e. 3+4, 7+9 etc. then there is a simple process to be able to add any two numbers. Start with memorizing (I recommend coutning on fingers rather then flash cards).

What your friends are doing is either reciting from memory, or coiunting on their fingers more quickly then you.

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What grade level are you in? Do you have trouble with reading as well, or just in math?

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1+2, 1+3,1+4 etc etc. After a while patterns will become easy to do.

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Dont worry, I have bad spelling and grammar as well :)

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That isn't something to be proud of and/or encourage, though.Dont worry, I have bad spelling and grammar as well :)

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I would suggest getting yourself a Nintendo DS and buying Brain Age. Here's a picture Brain Age's calculation game: http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2006/128/931667_20060509_screen001.jpg [Broken]. The game is a lot of fun and it'll help you at the same time.

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I would suggest getting yourself a Nintendo DS and buying Brain Age. Here's a picture Brain Age's calculation game: http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2006/128/931667_20060509_screen001.jpg [Broken]. The game is a lot of fun and it'll help you at the same time.

It just asks me the answers? I need to find out how to work the answers out.

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The goal is to give you the ability to perform these things very quickly, efficiently and probably most importantly, mentally (most preferably intuitively).

To get used to working with arithmetic in your head, it might help to start with smaller numbers or break the numbers down.

For instance:

8+6 -- Try visualizing the number 8 in your head. Now, if you can, break the number 6 into two smaller numbers, such as 3+3.

Try to add 3 to eight in your head (if you need to, keep a mental place of each digit you are adding and simply count).

For instance, you know you need to add 3 to eight, so in your head, count up three places. From 8: 9, 10, 11.

Practice this in your head until you get a feel for it. Then, add the next 3:

12, 13, 14.

8+6=14 -- The work you do is simply count.

If you have to do 8+3 in your head over and over again to understand how to keep mental track of your numbers, then do that until you move on.

After you are able to add in your head 8+3 and then +3 to get 14, try just adding 8+6.

Start with eight and count up six places: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Do you see how there are six numbers here and at the end, it equals 14? This is all addition is.

Alternatively, you can memorize your addition tables (if there is such a thing):

1+1=2

2+2=4

3+3=6

4+4=8

... and so on. If you can do this, then you can always use your memorized addition as a point to start from doing harder ones, for instance:

If you know 4+4=8 and someone asks you what does 4+3=, you can easily remember that 8-1=7.

Hence, 4+3=7.

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The goal is to give you the ability to perform these things very quickly, efficiently and probably most importantly, mentally (most preferably intuitively).

To get used to working with arithmetic in your head, it might help to start with smaller numbers or break the numbers down.

For instance:

8+6 -- Try visualizing the number 8 in your head. Now, if you can, break the number 6 into two smaller numbers, such as 3+3.

Try to add 3 to eight in your head (if you need to, keep a mental place of each digit you are adding and simply count).

For instance, you know you need to add 3 to eight, so in your head, count up three places. From 8: 9, 10, 11.

Practice this in your head until you get a feel for it. Then, add the next 3:

12, 13, 14.

8+6=14 -- The work you do is simply count.

If you have to do 8+3 in your head over and over again to understand how to keep mental track of your numbers, then do that until you move on.

After you are able to add in your head 8+3 and then +3 to get 14, try just adding 8+6.

Start with eight and count up six places: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Do you see how there are six numbers here and at the end, it equals 14? This is all addition is.

Alternatively, you can memorize your addition tables (if there is such a thing):

1+1=2

2+2=4

3+3=6

4+4=8

... and so on. If you can do this, then you can always use your memorized addition as a point to start from doing harder ones, for instance:

If you know 4+4=8 and someone asks you what does 4+3=, you can easily remember that 8-1=7.

Hence, 4+3=7.

Great post. Thank you. Its helped alot. I just need to practice it now.

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