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Changing a Number
Simplifying an Expression
Solving an Equation
Math skills are like tools in a toolbox.
In Math 20 you will learn three kinds of tools:
Sometimes these numbers, expressions, and equations will simply be provided. At other times they will be made (using tools you will learn) from word problems involving ratios or percentages, or made from geometrical pictures.
Learning new math ideas ultimately involves changing how we think and practicing thinking critically.
Mastering our math topics is like a chair that stands on four legs: making helpful notes, writing step-by-step work, doing both "prompt" and "enough" homework, and developing good test-taking techniques. Neglecting any of these four is dangerous!