Math Self-Study?

<p>Hello,</p>

<p>I plan to take the ACT/SAT sometime this year and I need to start prepping.
However, I want to improve on my math, things like Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, etc.</p>

<p>I was wondering how or what resources I could use to help prepare for the math. I'm really weak on math, so I need a lot of prepping.</p>

<p>I hear Schaum's Outlines are good, but I wasn't sure if I should just use that. I haven't bought anything yet, so...any suggestions?</p>

<p>Do you mean SAT math or just math in general?</p>

<p>I need to prep for the SAT, which I will. But I want to prep for math in general before I study for the math portion of the SAT. If that makes any sense.</p>

<p>I would suggest buying Gruber's Complete Guide and using it specifically for the math section. There is also a Gruber's math workbook but I would suggest doing the math section in the complete guide.</p>

<p>You'll find that it will teach you the principles behind the math concepts so that you can build a foundation, and it will also have strategies for SAT specific application.</p>

<p>I suggest going to the website interactmath.com. They have tons of books (from algebra to calc 3) for free.</p>

<p>I used Pre-Calculus with limits I think for Pre-Calc this year</p>

<p>Is Gruber's Complete Guide also good for general math review?
Like, I want to prepare for the SAT but I still need a good math review. I'm good at all math except Algebra 2 and Geometry. So I might have trouble in Pre-Calc. </p>

<p>I mean, when I took Algebra 2 last year as a sophomore I got C's. It's hard to understand so I need a good review.</p>

<p>Its good math review for the SAT's so if you're just going over math in general its probably a little basic.</p>

<p>Ah I see; so for the SAT I'll just get Gruber's Complete Guide but for general I'll have to use a teacher or textbook, right?</p>

<p>Also, I have a question; please don't be rude. Is it embarrassing if you take a Integrated Pre-Calculus class? Since I got Cs and C+'s in Alg. II, I have to take Integrated. :(</p>

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<p>Absolutely not. Everyone learn's at their own pace so if going a little bit slower is how you are going to learn the material, do it. There is no sense in taking a harder, faster paced class if you are going to fall behind and end up not learning anything.</p>

<p>Ok thanks for the support! It helped a lot. :)</p>