Free Study Guides for the Math Basics

Sometimes, it’s just a matter of getting an explanation given in terms you understand. We hope our free Math Basics study guides will help you see math more clearly. Hopefully, you can use this knowledge to improve your school or job performance and/or you can become more confident when you have the need to “do math.”

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Data Analysis and Statistics

There are many opportunities to use basic math skills when dealing with data and statistics. There are also some additional terms and concepts you should know to prepare for tests and to just generally be able to analyze information in other studies and daily life. This guide goes over the basics of data analysis and statistics, including a peek into probability.

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Math could be a lot easier if we were only working with whole numbers, like , , and , but we’re not. Many math problems throw in numbers like , , and to confuse things. Well, these “parts of numbers” don’t have to be so tough. Use this study guide to find out how to tame all of them so they don’t freak you out during math studies or keep you from being able to use math when it’s needed in daily life.


As a math subject, it seems that people either love geometry or hate it. And we think that the people who hate geometry probably didn’t have a good introduction to the subject. That’s what we’d like to provide here: the most useful geometry basics explained in a way that you can understand and, thus, use in your mathematics studies. We don’t guarantee that you’ll suddenly love geometry, but hopefully, it won’t be as much of a mystery.

Numbers and Operations

If you don’t know about numbers and how to use them (operations), math will be very difficult, indeed. This section goes over the basics in math with regard to numeration and performing the four basic operations with them: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Be sure to master these concepts before moving on to topics like fractions and decimals.

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