There are a ton of handy shortcuts and easy ways to avoid input errors on Mathspace. Here are some pro tips for students to get the most out of Mathspace every day.

#### Decimals:

Enter "0" before the decimal if there is no whole number.**For example**, "0.5" instead of ".5"

#### Commas:

Do not enter commas for numbers larger than 999. **For example**, "1000" instead of "1,000"

#### Fractions:

Use a horizontal fraction bar to represent fractions

#### Solving Equations:

Both sides of an equation must be equivalent, so you need to enter the values horizontally, not vertically. For example, 2x-5+5=15+5

#### Variables:

Make sure to use the variables as given, whether upper or lower case. **For example**, if it asks for "t=", do not enter "T=" as it means something different

#### Solving for the value of x:

Make sure you write "x=" when you are finding the value of a variable.

#### Rounding:

When you are rounding for any value, including pi, do not round until the very last step. **For example **for the value of pi, work with the value of pi, not 3.14, until the very end.