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.

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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.

Star Light - 3 years ago

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Is your trig fine now?

Kao Cen Darach - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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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.

Kao Cen Darach - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Kao Cen Darach I'm 12, turning 13 in February.

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Kao Cen Darach You're 13?

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Finn C yeah

Kao Cen Darach - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Finn C 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?

Kao Cen Darach - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Kao Cen Darach I actually moved to America recently, can't change my location.

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Kao Cen Darach I'm 7th Grade but I take "Gifted" maths.

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

Kao Cen Darach - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Kao Cen Darach Nice, I hear Australian schools are pretty tough.

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

Kao Cen Darach - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Finn C Then he's not the normal Australian schoolkid.

Kao Cen Darach - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

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@Finn C Lol

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@Kao Cen Darach Nobody must know my secret ;)

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

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@Kao Cen Darach That's true I suppose...

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@Kao Cen Darach ;)

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@Finn C Do you play fortnite?

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@Kao Cen Darach Nah... used to play pubg and a game called critical ops

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

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@Finn C at least thats what people tell me

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@Finn C I also play CS-GO

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

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@Finn C I play Player Unknown's Battle Grounds.

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@Kao Cen Darach

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@Finn C Did you play on a pc or on mobile

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@Kao Cen Darach mobile. You?

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@Finn C PC and mobile.

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@Kao Cen Darach I don't have a PC ;(.... only my Dad does

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

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@Finn C I like PC better though

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@Kao Cen Darach I've never tried it

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@Kao Cen Darach Thats cool! Any famous websites?

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

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@Kao Cen Darach This may be a stereotype, but do you surf a lot???

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

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

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

Kao Cen Darach - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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

Kao Cen Darach - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Kao Cen Darach Yeah, in the Singaporean LOCAL schools it was pretty advanced

Finn C - 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Finn C nice!

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@Kao Cen Darach Thanks lol, it's not very competitive to be honest

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@Finn C Lol I'm at school right now.

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@Kao Cen Darach Oh snap, it's 8:30 pm here.

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@Kao Cen Darach I'm currently attempting to become level 2 at magnetism

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Thanks, I'll check out those websites

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