Is Brilliant the right place for the beginners striving to learn?

Hey there everyone, I am very new to this website and even intense independent learning as well. I was brought here to this site by a Quora post and so far it looks incredibly appealing to me. The problem for me, however, is that I am not sure of the potential of Brilliant for those who are are unaware of many of the basic principles of mathematics.

For example, I participated in the activity to qualify for skills here and was already stumped by Prime Factorization as I could not figure an efficient method to do it. I decided not to grind out the answer because I knew I wasn't familiar with the concepts.

To sum it up, is Brilliant just a really good outlet for practicing certain aspects of mathematics as you learn them, or is there a learning section hidden here that I am missing?

Note by Erik Carlson
6 years ago

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Here You Can Learn More \rightarrow Here

Gabriel Merces - 6 years ago

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There is a new (or at least somewhat new) techniques page with more lessons.

Daniel Chiu - 6 years ago

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Yeah , Already See and Started Use ! (I See All Change than Happens!)

Gabriel Merces - 6 years ago

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Thanks! :)

Erik Carlson - 6 years ago

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:::) , Nothing !

Gabriel Merces - 6 years ago

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yes! it's the right place for beginners who are striving to learn independently. I also have joined this site yesterday!

naeem khan - 6 years ago

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Welcome to Brilliant!

How did you hear about us? I'm intrigued because you strongly feel that we can help you learn independently, despite only joining yesterday. It must mean that we're doing something good :)

Calvin Lin Staff - 6 years ago

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yes and thanks

naeem khan - 6 years ago

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