Math 0

A reader at the Math 0 level has only a grasp of ba­sic ar­ith­metic and solv­ing prob­lems that em­ploy ba­sic ar­ith­meti­cal con­cepts. Gen­er­ally, they will not have any ex­pe­rience with alge­bra.

There’s no shame in be­ing Math 0! We all started learn­ing at some point, and Ar­bital aims to provide ex­pla­na­tions of im­por­tant math­e­mat­i­cal con­cepts for read­ers of all back­grounds, in­clud­ing peo­ple at a Math 0 level. Even if you learned math to a Math 1 level in high school and for­got it all af­ter­wards, we’re here to help you re­mem­ber what you need to know, and un­der­stand it bet­ter than you did be­fore.

Writ­ing for a Math 0 audience

When writ­ing for read­ers at a Math 0 level, avoid the use of any vari­ables or spe­cial sym­bols when­ever pos­si­ble, un­less you’re in­tro­duc­ing the new sym­bol to them in the first place. Also try to keep ar­ti­cle text at a read­abil­ity level of a sev­enth or eighth grade stu­dent.

Use plenty of images — giv­ing vi­su­al­iza­tions of what’s go­ing on is a very helpful tool in teach­ing.

If you’re hav­ing a hard time wran­gling down the sub­ject to that level of read­abil­ity, per­haps re­con­sider the level of your tu­to­rial — the sub­ject might not be ac­cessible to Math 0 read­ers any­way.


  • Mathematics

    Math­e­mat­ics is the study of num­bers and other ideal ob­jects that can be de­scribed by ax­ioms.