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Math Help began as a set of math tips and techniques for kids in the sixth grade through high school. Later, I added pages on particular topics such as number theory, counting, and puzzles. As you click around in this web site, you'll find some aspects of math covered in great detail and others given very little space. That's because this site isn't supposed to be a soup to nuts math tutorial, but rather a collection of hints and useful tidbits of information.

It's organized into these major areas -- click one to get started exploring this site, or use one of the links at the bottom of this page to search for something specific, or send me an email.

I do math tutoring in my spare time. I recommend a professional tutoring service (Tutor.com), and I also help people who ask me questions via email.

The Basic Principles section started as some tips on solving Word Problems (including the Substitution Method, Percents, Compound Interest, Scientific notation), doing Mental Math, understanding Functions, and describing the basic properties of addition, multiplication, and equality. As I explored these aspects of basic mathematics, I discovered some very tricky things, such as paradoxes of set theory, and the surprisingly tricky way math is built on a small but sturdy foundation.

Some of these tricky things are still part of the Basic Principles, but as I develop this site, I'll be moving them into their own sections. They are:

Simplifying Linear Functions Linear Programming Lagrange Multipliers Factorials, Consecutive Integer Products Recurrence Relations Sequences Sets Number systems Polynomials Abstract Algebra

Logic and Proof

Procedures

Calculus

Number Theory

Pythagorean Triples

Geometry

Trigonometry

Vectors

Matrix Math

Counting

Physics

Statistics

Math Jokes

Math Puzzles

Alternative Math

Webmaking

Web References

The webmaster and author of this Math Help site is Graeme McRae.