Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:44 AM
No. I would suggest you buy some typing paper, printer paper, and start writing. Write big and be neat enough for someone to follow what you do. Here's what to do, using the examples in the book copy them down, write them out on the typing paper. As you write think to yourself, where did this come from and or what is my next step. But continue to copy the problem, example, down until finished. Now, put that paper to the side and do the same example again, think as you go, but, if you get stuck look back and keep going and thinking, "what do I do next". Ok, do it again and again until you no longer need to look back. At this point, you're in good shape try a problem, look back if necessary, but don't panic, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division is all that's required. You are just learning new ways of doing things you already know how to do, solve an equation or group of equations. If you don't use all 500 or so sheets of paper in learning one section, you're doing something wrong. :-)
You're learning the steps and procedure for the method being taught. For this method, you do this, this way, so to speak, write.