Brilliant Teaches Algebra Through Puzzles

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Brilliant.
I remember hitting a wall when our junior high school math teacher first exposed us to the wonders of algebra. It was billed as a unifying force in mathematics, but it immediately seemed too high-minded for me—too abstract.

Eventually, I made my peace with the not-so-sweet science, and like most adults, I use algebraic thinking (in one form or another) every day. Of course, that’s not to say that the very thought of a polynomial equation doesn’t still make my blood run cold.

That’s why this week, we’re exploring Brilliant’s Algebra Through Puzzles course. The covered content includes equations, ratios, sequences, exponents, and more, with a special focus on understanding geometric arguments and the algebra of physics.

You’ll explore this cornerstone of foundational math through exercises like scale and lever logic, factorial puzzles, rate/ratio exercises, and series/sequence problems, complete with Brilliant’s easygoing and encouraging instructional style and helpful illustrations.

By exploring not just how mathematical principles work but why, you’ll learn shortcuts to help you overcome the annoying arithmetic of daily life, and, before you know it, you’ll even learn to identify where common errors occur in others’ equations. All this with the ultimate goal of making you a stronger problem-solver.

Supercharge your algebraic intuition and problem-solving skills now by visiting our sponsors at Brilliant. It’s free to start and a wonderful way to learn to intuitively recognize algebraic techniques in a safe and supportive environment.

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