7 responses to “5 simple math skills every writer should know”

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  3. Jason Black

    And for anybody who is nervous about those math skills (or has simply been away from school for more years than they care to admit), the no-pain, no-embarassment place to go to re-learn this stuff is:

    http://www.khanacademy.org

    You can watch literally hundreds of short math tutorial videos on all of these skills (including median-vs-mean!), and even do practice problems right there on the site.

    As someone who has, ahem, been out of school for longer than I care to admit, khanacademy has been a real boon for me in refreshing my long-neglected math skills. And it’s free, to boot! Can’t beat that deal.

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