# Notes on learning math

While reading the book, I use two highlighters: orange is for
import math concepts, and blue is for meta concepts about *how
to learn math* Here's some of those highlights.

- Learning math involves being in a constant state of no (or little) understanding. You just have to be comfortable with that.
- "If I spend an entire day and all I do is understand this one
feature of this one object that I didn't understand before, then
that's a
*great*day." - "Don't just read it; fight it!"
- "Ask yourself dumb questions---and answer them!" - Terence Tao
- "When in doubt, start slow."
- Authors don't usually repeat definitions; make sure you understand each definition before moving on.
- "Appeal to your inner voice, not your inner type-checker."

I've also been using Brilliant to work on my maths skills. Some lessons from this:

- Invest in building your intuition
- Find quick strategies for organising your thoughts
- Simplify the problem to approach the answer