21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts

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Elise Andrew 26 Aug 2014, 20:28

“Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.”

Danica McKellar

As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground running in your classes! Math can be pretty tough, but since it is the language in which scientists interpret the Universe, there’s really no getting around learning it. Check out these gifs that will help you visualize some tricky aspects of math, so you can dominate your exams this year.

Ellipse:

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Solving Pascal triangles:

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Use FOIL to easily multiply binomials:

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Here’s how you solve logarithms:

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Use this trick so you don’t get mixed up when doing matrix transpositions:

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What the Pythagorean Theorem is really trying to show you:

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