Better Explained – Math Lessons that Actually Explain Concepts

Free website: Math lessons based on clear, simple insights.

This site helps you grasp tough concepts, from imaginary numbers to the Fourier Transform. A frustrating class had me looking for better explanations, and I share what helped the most.

BetterExplained exists to help you grasp new concepts. Let’s move beyond mechanical descriptions and share the real Aha! moments that make learning fun.

The guiding philosophy is this Einstein quote: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

If an intuition-first approach resonates with you, you’ll feel right at home. I share the explanations that genuinely helped me, and there’s no pretenses or “teacher” — just an excited friend writing what made an idea click.




Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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