# How to Succeed in Math

This page will provide you with some resources and other advice to help you succeed in your first, and subsequent, math courses. There are three different areas emphasized on this page:

**Online math content help -**

www.khanacademy.org Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning
dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the
classroom. Their math mission guides learners from kindergarten to calculus using
state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps**.**

The site www.patrickjmt.com, run by a math instructor named Patrick, is similar to Khanacademy.org in that it hosts hundreds of free math tutorial videos.
As opposed to the Khan site, this site is for "Just **Math** Tutoring". You can find videos on Arithmetic, Algebra, Calculus,and other math subjects
that explain the topics and show examples.

There is tutor help available that you can access through the Solano County Library. If you have a county library card go to http://solanolibrary.com and then:

1) In the lower right-hand column click on Live Homework Help (this help is currently available everyday from 1pm-10pm).

2) At this point you need to put in your library information (library card number, last name, last four digits of phone number).

3) Click on College Center

4) Choose Math.

Popular Math Video YouTube Channels

Math BFF - Algebra and calculus help from an MIT graduate.

Professor Leonard - Algebra, Calculus, and even Statistics videos

Prof RobBob - Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics videos from someone who has had 19 years of experience teaching math at the high school level.

**Math Anxiety - a feeling of tension, apprehension, or fear that interferes with math performance**

How to Overcome Math Anxiety - A 2017 article from Psychology Today

Why do people get so anxious about math? - TED Talk ( video of < 5 minutes)

Overcoming Math Anxiety - Book by Sheila Tobias

(Purchase on Amazon or check-out at a library)

**Growth Mindset - the belief that abilities can be developed over time by putting in effort**

The power of believing you can improve - TED Talk (video approx. 20 minutes)

Do you have a growth or fixed mindset? - Online Quiz