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Ryanyeltrom

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Maths Methods
« on: February 03, 2019, 07:22:07 pm »
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My name is Ryan and Iím studying Maths Methods 1/2 in 2019. Maths hasnít always been my strong point and if Iím honest I used to have no interest in it up until last year where I started finding it interesting and more useful than I previously thought. Iíve only recently started the school year but I already feel overwhelmed and exhausted from my head start/holiday homework that I had completed most of by the time school started. My methods however is a subject that Iím not exactly excelling at, some of the questions I just canít seem to understand, one of these being polynomial equations and solving them. I just cannot wrap my head around how to get the numbers for X and I am extremely frustrated by this. I was also wondering if there were any good tips and advice for making methods a little bit easier and how I can study more efficiently and effectively. Thanks in advance
Ryan.

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Re: Maths Methods
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 07:40:44 pm »
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My name is Ryan and Iím studying Maths Methods 1/2 in 2019. Maths hasnít always been my strong point and if Iím honest I used to have no interest in it up until last year where I started finding it interesting and more useful than I previously thought. Iíve only recently started the school year but I already feel overwhelmed and exhausted from my head start/holiday homework that I had completed most of by the time school started. My methods however is a subject that Iím not exactly excelling at, some of the questions I just canít seem to understand, one of these being polynomial equations and solving them. I just cannot wrap my head around how to get the numbers for X and I am extremely frustrated by this. I was also wondering if there were any good tips and advice for making methods a little bit easier and how I can study more efficiently and effectively. Thanks in advance
Ryan.

Hi Ryan,

Since you're only in 1/2 Methods, you still have plenty of time to get comfortable with the subject. Don't get discouraged by what you are currently seeing. :)

Here are a few tips I would suggest:
- Ask your teacher for help. Tell him/her that there are concepts within a particular topic that you are not sure with and ask them to explain it to you in more detail.
- Watch videos online which are benefictial towards the topics you are currently doing.
- Ask questions on AtarNotes. I'm sure there are many here on the website happy to help you with any questions you might have.
- Try to complete all the homework the school sets you and do extra questions when possible. Yes, it might feel a bit daunting, but in order to improve in a particular subject, the best way to do this, especially in a subject like Math Methods is practice. First, do the questions that you feel you are able to do. Then with the questions you are unsure about, circle them or record it somewhere where you will remember. Then ask your teacher to explain. Afterwards, try and do the questions again.

I hope that this piece of advice helps. Good luck with Methods. I'm sure with practice, you will be an expert in the subject come Exam time for Methods 3 and 4.  ;) :D

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Re: Maths Methods
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 07:52:20 pm »
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My name is Ryan and Iím studying Maths Methods 1/2 in 2019. Maths hasnít always been my strong point and if Iím honest I used to have no interest in it up until last year where I started finding it interesting and more useful than I previously thought. Iíve only recently started the school year but I already feel overwhelmed and exhausted from my head start/holiday homework that I had completed most of by the time school started. My methods however is a subject that Iím not exactly excelling at, some of the questions I just canít seem to understand, one of these being polynomial equations and solving them. I just cannot wrap my head around how to get the numbers for X and I am extremely frustrated by this. I was also wondering if there were any good tips and advice for making methods a little bit easier and how I can study more efficiently and effectively. Thanks in advance
Ryan.
Hey!
I'm also studying 1/2 at the moment too!
Can you make a post of the questions you do not understand so we can help you here?
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Re: Maths Methods
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 07:59:37 pm »
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My name is Ryan and Iím studying Maths Methods 1/2 in 2019. Maths hasnít always been my strong point and if Iím honest I used to have no interest in it up until last year where I started finding it interesting and more useful than I previously thought. Iíve only recently started the school year but I already feel overwhelmed and exhausted from my head start/holiday homework that I had completed most of by the time school started. My methods however is a subject that Iím not exactly excelling at, some of the questions I just canít seem to understand, one of these being polynomial equations and solving them. I just cannot wrap my head around how to get the numbers for X and I am extremely frustrated by this. I was also wondering if there were any good tips and advice for making methods a little bit easier and how I can study more efficiently and effectively. Thanks in advance
Ryan.

Hey Ryan!

Firstly, welcome to ATARNotes! I totally understand that you feel a bit alienated and that is perfectly understandable. You've come to the perfect place for this question because, essentially the forums comprise of a wealth of knowledge. You can make a post as you have done, but on an actual maths question you find difficult, and you can get a reply that really helps here. You can also get FREE notes if you press the NOTES section at the top of the website.

I'm also doing methods 1/2 but I completed it in year 10 in my own time (not officially at school, if that makes sense) so feel free to send a Personal Message to me if it suits you - I'd be happy to help!  ;)
Apart from ATARNotes as a resource, you can try searching for maths help on:
  • YouTube
  • Maths websites
  • Your teacher - email them, or talk to them in person!
  • Friends
  • Textbook examples

Don't feel disheartened, everyone has challenges at some point at school each year. And as dream chaser said, you've got plenty of time to improve before undertaking units 3/4.

Hope this helps and see you around the forums!  :)
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Re: Maths Methods
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 09:59:21 pm »
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Thankyou for the feedback and advice! Iím really happy with how quickly you guys have responded and feel a lot more reassured hahah. So the problem Iím having a hard time on is Quadratic Pronomials, the main issue is when I have to factorise the equation, I canít seem to figure out how to get the numbers that are suppose to add up and equal x, if that makes any sense. Example: 6x≤+13x+6=0

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 10:05:56 pm »
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Thankyou for the feedback and advice! Iím really happy with how quickly you guys have responded and feel a lot more reassured hahah. So the problem Iím having a hard time on is Quadratic Pronomials, the main issue is when I have to factorise the equation, I canít seem to figure out how to get the numbers that are suppose to add up and equal x, if that makes any sense. Example: 6x≤+13x+6=0
6x≤+13x+6=0 (let's spread the 13x out)
6x≤+4x+9x+6=0
2x(3x+2)+3(3x+2)=0
(2x+3)(3x+2)= 0 Now null factor law
First one 2x = -3 so x = -3/2
Second one -2 = 3x so x = -2/3
So x = -3/2 or -2/3

On your query, I recommend spreading the larger number out
when it is
ax^2+bx+c
spread the bx out into something like
ax+2+bx+cx+d
where a:b = c:d , an equal ratio
where you can simplify and then use null factor law to determine x
« Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 10:11:48 pm by aspiringantelope »
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Re: Maths Methods
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 10:07:16 pm »
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Thankyou for the feedback and advice! Iím really happy with how quickly you guys have responded and feel a lot more reassured hahah. So the problem Iím having a hard time on is Quadratic Pronomials, the main issue is when I have to factorise the equation, I canít seem to figure out how to get the numbers that are suppose to add up and equal x, if that makes any sense. Example: 6x≤+13x+6=0
I'll just take that example quickly.
When you are factorising quadratics when the coefficient does not equal 1 it can get quite tricky. A standard methods of solving them would be as follows.

6x≤+13x+6=0
We first find what the coefficient of the x^2 term multiplied by the constant is. In this case it is 6 * 6 = 36
From here we need to split the middle term (13x) into two smaller terms which multiply to 36.
A simple way to do this would be to find all the possible multiplications to produce 36.
They would be 36 x 1, 18 x 2, 9 x 4, 12 x 3 and all of these reversed.
We can see that 9 x 4  = 36 so that is what we split the term into.

6x≤+13x+6=0
6x^2 + 9x + 4x +6 =0

Now we can take out common factors.
3x(2x=3) + 2(2x+3) = 0
(3x+2)(2x+3) = 0
x = -2/3, -3/2

Probably should also note that there are many more methods in solving this.

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Re: Maths Methods
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 10:18:13 pm »
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Thankyou so much, Iíll try these different methods out tomorrow at lunch and Iíll get back to you about it. It already seems a lot more simple than how other people explained it to me.

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 10:19:01 pm »
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Thankyou so much, Iíll try these different methods out tomorrow at lunch and Iíll get back to you about it. It already seems a lot more simple than how other people explained it to me.
That's great! Can't wait to hear back! Will happily help if I am able to! :)
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