Six out of ten people will admit to finding math difficult. This is fact, derived from a legit survey, providing hard evidence for what seemed to only be observable through groans, snores, and even tears in math classes.

So if you gauge your math classes understandable at best and dizzying for most days, then fret not: you are not alone. Help will come to you if you ask, like in the form of these sample worksheets for your use and your study.

On the other end, for help on learning with letters, see these Sample Phonics Worksheets.

As they are, numbers seem so simple. Pure and innocent, incapable of doing any harm. But when they have to be put together, squared, graphed, hidden in x and ys for heaven knows what reason, parabola-ed, bent and broken in all these different ways along with your mind, that’s when chaos sinks in. The phrase “strength in numbers” is given a whole new meaning, against which most of us become powerless.

When this happens, and eventually it will to you and to everyone, numbers may become fearsome creatures. From the basics, as in these Sample Horizontal Multiplication Facts Worksheets, math can take a turn to the very complex. This is when everything relating to numbers becomes an entirely new language, and many of us will find that it is very difficult to be fluent in it. An hour of staring at a chalkboard of numbers and equations starts to feel like an hour of watching a foreign movie, and there are no subtitles to be found.

This, however, is not a hopeless case.

Practice Makes Perfect

There are monuments dedicated to those of remarkable mathematical aptitude. That said, the ability to comprehend math is already remarkable in itself.

But these monuments do exist, for the likes of Archimedes and his work in geometry, and Pythagoras and his Pythagorean theorem. Their images, however, do not stand marbled or bronzed had they not put in work on their numbers. They were not born with these ideas; they too had to practice and work nonstop, and if even Archimedes and Pythagoras had to spend hours practicing and studying, then so should you. All math is practice, until you achieve familiarity with numbers, diminishing your fear of them.

Math Matters

At this point, you may proceed to ask, why exert all that effort? Well, in day-to-day life, that John has to stretch his cash between 40 watermelons, 70 pineapples, and 100 bananas in one shopping trip, and how much money does he have left?—does seem like the biggest fruit bowl ever to be made, and is just absolutely silly. And really, how are variables x and y to be applied in real life? But math is of great practical use, like the perfectly shaped M of McDonald’s. That was math. It is associated with other fields, like engineering, and science; for instance in these Sample Atomic Structure Worksheets.