orange said:

but now we have an evil maths teacher and he never smiles

I feel your pain. I had two like that for 6th and 7th grade.... even my MOM didn't like the second one!

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I once had a maths teacher called Mr Weir (no guesses what people nicknamed *him*) and he kept going off on wild unrelated tangents.

I remember him talking for half an hour about how soap wasn't as good as it used to be.

It depends what topic your doing-

-division

-subtracdtion

-multipication

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Or for a more basic introduction Long Division - Why and How

You could also try the Long Division Worksheets. They are useful becausee you can go to the answers page to see how it is done. Once you get the idea, you can print out a few and fill in the blanks.

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Basic maths has applications in everyday life. For example fractions, ratios, etc. you use when shopping, cooking and so on.

And some of the advanced maths you may never, or it may be absolutley essential, *depending on your career*.

But there is one other very important thing that maths teaches us - an orderly way of thinking. You will always be faced with problems in life, and you can either try things at random hoping one of them might solve the problem, or you can try to analyze and solve the problem clearly and logically.

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