# Help is needed!

Our school just started trigonometry, and I'm dying! Any help would be good, but I particularly suck at trigonometric functions... Thanks!

BTW: I've tried the problems on it in its chapter on brilliant, but I just began.

Note by Finn C
4 years, 4 months ago

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First of all, don't die - you won't learn trigonometry that way.

Jokes apart.......: 1. What seems difficult now may seem much easier later on.

1. Effort does make a difference. Come back to the same concept after taking a break (by studying a different subject / topic).

2. Trigonometry (and maths in general) build up on topics. If you find the earlier chapters difficult, practice more - or check whether you have understood the concepts properly. Once you have, then do more challenging problems from the earlier chapters.

3. Try a couple of free online resources: http://mecmath.net/trig/ http://stitz-zeager.com/szct07042013.pdf These are not easy, but they are not dumbed down either. Doing exercies / concepts from more than one source can help you because you will learn the concepts in a different way and make connections.

4. Trig is important for later stuff (connected with physics, complex numbers, and lots of engineering and other stuff) - so don't leave it altogether. Keep doing bits and pieces till you get it.

- 4 years, 3 months ago

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, thanks.... now we've started derivatives, and I feel even more lost though XD

- 2 years, 1 month ago

How old are you? I started learning calculus a year ago when I was 12. I spent a whole year calculating limits and derivatives, and now I'm doing integration. It's hard at first, calculating limits, but seeing as you're a calculus level 2, you're doing well.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I'm 12, turning 13 in February.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

You're 13?

- 2 years, 1 month ago

yeah

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Why do they start derivatives so early in your school? Is it something in Singapore? In Australia they start calculus at grade 11. What grade are you in?

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I actually moved to America recently, can't change my location.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Yeah. My school is offering advanced math courses like calculus and dynamics to me.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Nice, I hear Australian schools are pretty tough.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

No way. They are very easy. A LOT easier than american schools.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Really? My sources aren't very reliable (foreign exchange student from Australia who thinks we're all stupid)

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Then he's not the normal Australian schoolkid.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I secretly theorist he may be a Russian anarchist (he's not native to Australia, probably Russian or German)

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Lol

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Nobody must know my secret ;)

- 2 years, 1 month ago

If he's a foreign exchange student, it means he is academically good.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

That's true I suppose...

- 2 years, 1 month ago

kids here play fortnite during lunch breaks.I beg to differ and play pubg.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

;)

- 2 years, 1 month ago

# lifehax

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Do you play fortnite?

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Nah... used to play pubg and a game called critical ops

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I got invited to the global invitational cause I'm apparently really good.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Really??????

- 2 years, 1 month ago

You play against all these famous youtubers'

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Not against shroud. I'm about as good as Dr. Disrespect.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Thats better than I'll ever be

- 2 years, 1 month ago

at least thats what people tell me

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I also play CS-GO

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I used to, but lately schools been hectic and I don't have the time

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I play Player Unknown's Battle Grounds.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

# pubgforlife

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Did you play on a pc or on mobile

- 2 years, 1 month ago

mobile. You?

- 2 years, 1 month ago

PC and mobile.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I don't have a PC ;(.... only my Dad does

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Not to worry. Mobile is getting better and better.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I've been out of touch recently... got to go eat dinner, see you around

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Bye.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I like PC better though

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I've never tried it

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Mobile is getting more respect and is becoming one of the highest grossing games on the app store. Keep up at it.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I play on a Xidax custom built gaming and graphics pc. My dad is a graphics engineer.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Thats cool! Any famous websites?

- 2 years, 1 month ago

What do you mean? He works for Deswik mining software and rapiscan x ray medical imaging.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

This may be a stereotype, but do you surf a lot???

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Nope. Australians are less active than you think, even though we are pretty fit. Australians are becoming more and more like Americans...

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Americans are pretty lazy tbh... spend the majority of their time copying hw the period before its due.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

The kids in my grade don't know 'what that tiny two over the top of x' is yet. I'm in grade 8.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

The kids in my school think it's some sort of "code", as in it turns the letter x into the letter y lol

- 2 years, 1 month ago

WTF?!! seriously though, Australia and American standards for math is a little low.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, in the Singaporean LOCAL schools it was pretty advanced

- 2 years, 1 month ago

nice!

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks lol, it's not very competitive to be honest

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Lol I'm at school right now.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Oh snap, it's 8:30 pm here.

- 2 years, 1 month ago

I'm currently attempting to become level 2 at magnetism

- 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, I'll check out those websites

- 4 years, 3 months ago