I’m only in 5th grade and all this coding math is soo confusing

# Help to Use Math Blocks

**Murphy1**#2

What part is confusing?

Is there any specific part of “coding math” that is confusing?

**TheDrawer**#3

I agree… math is confusing when you first start out… I suppose the only way to learn is from practice…as they always say, “practice makes better.”

I can help with whatever math help you need so if there’s ever a specific problem or concept tag me as @FearlessPhoenix and I’ll get a motif and come help asap

**tankt2016**#5

Math can be confusing…

I could try to help but I’m not great at it,

And I think sin/cosine/tangent are stuff taught in high school,

**cath**#6

lol i learned sine and cosine when i was in 4th grade

and i can help with it. tell me if i should.

**Awesome_E**#7

If it’s cosine and sine, this might help:

## Trig Ratios (sin, cos, tan)

## Unit Circle

(x,y) = (cosine, sine)

## Special Right Triangles

These lengths are what make up the unit circle

These in the unit circle:

Others:

- arcsin, arccos, and arctan are inverses of sin, cos, and tan (you can Google that)
- Min takes the lesser of the two inputs, max takes the greater of the two inputs
- Modulo is remainder of division

This is a massive post I made on some other topic. If you want any more help, please feel free to ask me!

Oh, Thank You! I just saw this, because when I made the post I went to bed after

Only If you Want! The post t @MISSION_IMPOSSIBLE made was a tiny tiny bit confusing, but very helpful at most points…!

**tankt2016**#14

The random block —

Chooses a random number between the minimum (in this example, 10) and the maximum (in this example, 100).

In the example above the heart would move forward anywhere between 10 and 100.

**tankt2016**#19

Square root—

Squaring is when you multiply a number by itself.

6 squared = 36 (6 times 6)

4 squared = 16 (4 times 4)

2 squared = 4 (2 times 2)

A square root is the number you multiplied by itself, the number you’d square to get the number.

The square root of 36 is 6.

The square root of 16 is 4.

The square root of 4 is 2.

So if you used this code (the math operator is the square root block), putting 36 in the math operator, the heart would draw a trail and move forward 6.

**tankt2016**#20

I don’t know much about absolute value so I just did a quick search and found this pic.

So if this is what absolute value is, I think it’s how far away the number is from 0?

So -6’s absolute value would be 6.

+7’s absolute value would be 7.

-3’s absolute value would be 3.

+8’s absolute value would be 8.