#### nycmathdad

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As most of you know, I am currently learning Calculus 1 on my own. I am having fun going through the textbook but came to a conclusion: IT IS TAKING FOREVER TO COMPLETE EACH SECTION. Textbook chapters are divided into sections or units.

After learning a section or unit, I then go to the questions. I answer 25 questions per section or unit. It takes me one week to complete one section or unit due to my current work schedule. The time has come for me to speed things up a bit.

There is NO TIME to answer every textbook question. Agree? I work overnight hours and thus sleep during the day. For example, I have been in chapter 1 now for 2 weeks. This makes no sense. Do you agree? Chapter 1 has about 6 or 7 sections or units. The entire textbook has 16 or 17 chapters.

MAIN QUESTION:

HOW MANY MATH QUESTIONS IS ENOUGH TO FULLY UNDERSTAND A CERTAIN TOPIC OR IDEA?

Honestly, I just cannot continue to study math at this rate. So, I came up with an idea. Moving forward, I plan to watch an entire math course (Calculus 1 for now) with professor Leonard on You Tube or Jenn from Calculus Workshop and, after each video session, work out the same problems they do as practice questions on my own.

Most teachers on You Tube or Jenn (not on You Tube) work out a decent amount of sample questions. I know Leonard works out at least 7 or 8 questions per video session. This amount of math questions should be enough, right? At the rate I'm going, it will take years to complete Calculus 1.

1. HOW MANY QUESTIONS IS ENOUGH?

2. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WORKING OUT THE SAME QUESTIONS THAT LEONARD OR JENN DO IN THEIR VIDEO SESSIONS? In other words, I watch them work out sample questions after sample questions and then tackle the same questions on my own. Good idea or bad?

3. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH 1 AND 2 ABOVE, WHAT CAN I DO TO LEARN THE MATERIAL WELL AND FAST?

Keep this in mind:

1. I am 55 years old. About to be 56 in April.

2. I don't want to complete my self-study of Calculus 1 when I am 60, if you know what I mean.

3. It took years for me to complete my Precalculus textbook. Did I say years? Yes, years due to lack of time.

4. I work 40 overnight hours. This is not an excuse. This is reality for me.

5. I am never going to stop answering math questions. I really love the subject but completing one section or unit per week is ridiculous. It's taking forever to complete chapter 1.

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

After learning a section or unit, I then go to the questions. I answer 25 questions per section or unit. It takes me one week to complete one section or unit due to my current work schedule. The time has come for me to speed things up a bit.

There is NO TIME to answer every textbook question. Agree? I work overnight hours and thus sleep during the day. For example, I have been in chapter 1 now for 2 weeks. This makes no sense. Do you agree? Chapter 1 has about 6 or 7 sections or units. The entire textbook has 16 or 17 chapters.

MAIN QUESTION:

HOW MANY MATH QUESTIONS IS ENOUGH TO FULLY UNDERSTAND A CERTAIN TOPIC OR IDEA?

Honestly, I just cannot continue to study math at this rate. So, I came up with an idea. Moving forward, I plan to watch an entire math course (Calculus 1 for now) with professor Leonard on You Tube or Jenn from Calculus Workshop and, after each video session, work out the same problems they do as practice questions on my own.

Most teachers on You Tube or Jenn (not on You Tube) work out a decent amount of sample questions. I know Leonard works out at least 7 or 8 questions per video session. This amount of math questions should be enough, right? At the rate I'm going, it will take years to complete Calculus 1.

1. HOW MANY QUESTIONS IS ENOUGH?

2. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WORKING OUT THE SAME QUESTIONS THAT LEONARD OR JENN DO IN THEIR VIDEO SESSIONS? In other words, I watch them work out sample questions after sample questions and then tackle the same questions on my own. Good idea or bad?

3. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH 1 AND 2 ABOVE, WHAT CAN I DO TO LEARN THE MATERIAL WELL AND FAST?

Keep this in mind:

1. I am 55 years old. About to be 56 in April.

2. I don't want to complete my self-study of Calculus 1 when I am 60, if you know what I mean.

3. It took years for me to complete my Precalculus textbook. Did I say years? Yes, years due to lack of time.

4. I work 40 overnight hours. This is not an excuse. This is reality for me.

5. I am never going to stop answering math questions. I really love the subject but completing one section or unit per week is ridiculous. It's taking forever to complete chapter 1.

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

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