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If you’ve heard of Planet Fitness for getting your body in shape, then think of Planet Numeracy as the place for getting your math grade in shape! We’ve been helping students sharpen math skills for going on 6 years. Soon, we will be updating our interface to include more free online math courses.
Besides reading for content and writing for communication, basic number sense is going to be one of the most important skills that you will acquire moving into your adult life. I’m not talking about Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus, per se. But if you can learn these things, then you can definitely acquire the problem-solving skills needed to land a good job with decent pay and benefits. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even start your own business! And by developing these basic numeracy skills, you will not only have the skills needed to pursue meaningful work, but you’ll have financial peace. Many bankruptcies are young adults. In fact, Dave Ramsey reports that more college drop-outs are due to financial issues than poor academic performance. My belief is that many adult hardships can be prevented by exercising better number sense and financial training early in life.