How to get better at Math?
For now, to supplement my online programming course, I took an online algebra course at Edx which is not part of the curriculum. I am also taking some baby steps in Calculus. My aim is to master foundational concepts so that I could tackle Discrete Mathematics, a type of Math that requires proving. I don't know yet how proving is connected to Computer Science. I am still thinking though if I have to get into a real university. I feel I learn much deeper in online lectures since I can repeat it again and again.
Here are fun problems:
A lily pad grows twice its size everyday. In 48 days, it filled an entire lake. How long would it take to cover half the lake?
I want to buy a shirt that costs P970. I asked P500 from mom, and P500 from dad. I finally bought the shirt and got a change of P30. I sent P10 to mom, and P10 to dad, and got P10 for myself. Therefore, I owe mom P490, I owe dad P490, a total of P980. Since I got P10, where is the other P10?
Hint: the problem above is more accounting than algebra. You can get it in no time.