Love mathematics, or hate it, but you cannot ignore it. That’s right. No matter what you do, mathematics does play a crucial role in many fields of study, research, businesses, and day-to-day lives. The importance of numbers, counting, reasoning, and logic cannot be stated in a few words. Cool Math or CoolMath.com is a portal where everybody who is 13+ years of age can go and access free + cool math content to enhance their basic and advanced mathematical skills.
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Concepts like Numbers, Fractions, Percentages, Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus are required in research as well as daily business and household activities. Whether you’re in school, college, or appearing for online tests, you cannot run away from mathematics.
Well, folks at Constructive Media, the founding company of www.coolmath.com understood the importance of making mathematics cool and easy for students in 1997. Let’s find out more about the team behind the platform.
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WorkForce behind Cool Math Portal
As mentioned in my article on cool math games, the coolmath.com website is backed by ex-intelligentsia from the famous Encyclopedia Britannica, the most trustworthy information source, and Merriam-Webster, a 150-year old language information portal!
Content at CoolMath.com
The material at CoolMath.com website is broadly divided into three categories:
Apart from mathematics concepts, there is another ‘tools and reference’ section that provides a lot of other interesting stuff. Let’s look into each of the cool math content section one-by-one:
This section covers Primary and Lower Secondary Level educational concepts such as:
|Factors and Primes|
|Intro to Fractions|
|GCF's and LCM's|
|Order of Operations|
|Signed Numbers (Integers)|
|Intro to Exponents|
|Intro to Radicals|
|Intro to Polynomials|
|Intro to Solving Equations|
|Intro to Graphing|
So, if you’re looking to brush-up basic mathematics functioning, this is the section to discover! It will reinforce your fundamental theories of Mathematics such as:
- What’s a fraction?
- Converting Fractions to Decimals
- Dividing Decimals by Decimals
- Cumulative and Distributive properties of Addition and Multiplication, etc.
This Section on the cool math portal covers all the possible topics in Algebra!
|Division of Polynomials|
|Graphing Quadratics (Parabolas)|
|Systems of Equations (2x2s)|
|Systems of Equations (3x3s)|
|Determinants and Cramer's Rule|
|Exponentials and Logarithms|
|Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities|
|Sequences and Series|
|Graphing Rational Functions|
The way cool math has covered the concepts in each topic is quite impressive. You can start with examples on solving basic equations:
To solving complex equations:
Coolmath.com provides you with a progressive learning material, for free!
An essential part of solving mathematical problems on a book, or online, is Practice, Practice, Practice!
Cool Math gives you a problem to solve with a click. You are then required to solve it on paper, and check with the answer provided, again with a click!
3. Pre-Calculus Algebra
If you try to recall your struggling times with mathematics in Secondary and Senior Secondary classes, I’m quite sure it will be related to one of these concepts!
|Pre-Calculus Algebra Concepts|
|Slopes of Lines|
|Equations of Lines|
|Horizontal and Vertical Lines|
|Graphs to Know and Love|
|Shifting, Reflecting, Etc.|
|Increasing and Decreasing|
|Maximums and Minimums|
|More on Tangent Lines|
|Intro to Rational Functions|
|Rational Functions - Intercepts|
|Rational Functions - Vertical Asymptotes|
|Rational Functions - Horizontal Asymptotes (and Slants)|
|Rational Functions - The Whole Thing|
|Rational Functions - Increasing and Decreasing Revisited|
|Rational Functions - More on Limits|
|Exponentials and Logarithms|
|Precalculus Geometry Needed for Calculus|
|Basic Formulas to Know|
|The Unit Circle|
|The Pythagorean Identities|
|Other Identities to Know|
|Solving Trig Equations|
The concepts of 2D/3D Geometry, Lines, Slopes, finding whether a point lies in a particular plane or line, solving graphical questions, and remembering hundreds of formulas were a pain in the ass!
If you’re a student struggling with the same stuff, I would recommend you to read and practice each concept from the cool math website before starting out on any exercise.
They’ve simplified things in a way which is easy for students to understand. Hence, sticking to the promise of creating a cool math website.
My favourite Cool Math Stuff on the website:
As I mentioned earlier, there is other cool math stuff available on the coolmath.com website such as:
Playing with Graphs
Well, I have been a lover of algebra and graphs came naturally to me. Just kidding!
A lot of time and effort is required to build your concepts of 3D maths, graphs, etc.
If you prefer reading books, I would suggest you go for a book called ‘Play with Graphs’ from Arihant Publication (India) to best understand the concepts in Graphs.
However, Cool Math Website Portal has been the closest competitor so far in explaining the concepts such as Mod shifting:
Cool Math Dictionary
The online math dictionary under the ‘Tools and Reference’ section is one of the coolest things to be found on the website:
When you click on a letter, it shows you all the possible mathematics related words with that letter. Isn’t that super cool?
It serves it just right when you’re going through the definitions and meanings of each concept when preparing for an exam or completing your homework.
Exploring the coolmath.com portal will take you on a journey filled with a lot of mathematical learning, combined with a pinch of coolness in the way CoolMath.com explains each concept.
There is some other cool math stuff to explore on the website such as:
- A career in Mathematics – Many scholars do not know about the happenings in the mathematics industry of USA. Cool Math provides links to the websites/universities where a recruitment drive may be active.
- Teaching Tips – Some hands-on tips on how to teach a specific topic, or how to better manage a mathematics class. It’s a great reading source for Teachers.
Lastly, I think www.coolmath.com is one of the best digital sources to consider for basic and advanced level mathematics concepts, especially in topics of algebra and graphs.
However, there is no better habit than reading a book. But, the times are changing, and with giants like Facebook entering the market of education, digital education is going to be the next big thing.
Do you know of any website to study mathematics online? Let us know in the comments below.
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