Math is tough, that’s a fact. Math has been the “downfall” of many students – that’s another fact. There is simply no getting around learning it – or so we thought.

Check out these 21 cool GIFs that can help you visualize some tricky aspects of math. Bet you’ll ace your next exams with these.

**1. “If an arc of a circle is the same length as its radius, the resulting angle is one radian:”**

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**2. “Visualizing sine (red) on the Y axis and cosine (blue) on the X axis. The relative position of the circle is shown in black:”**

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**3. “This shows the same thing, but a bit more simply:”**

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**4. “Here’s how sine and cosine apply to triangles:”**

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**5. “Cosine is the derivative of sine:”**

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**6. “Converting a function from Cartesian to Polar coordinates:”**

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**7. How to draw a parabola**

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**8. “Use FOIL to easily multiply binomials:”**

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**9. How to create an ellipse**

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**10. Hyperbola**

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**11. “Translating that into 3D, you get a hyperboloid. Believe it or not, it’s made with completely straight lines:”**

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**12. You can even make it do this:**

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**13. “Use this trick so you don’t get mixed up when doing matrix transpositions:”**

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**14. “If you’re studying trig, you better get pretty comfortable with circles. Check out this visualization that shows what you’re really looking at when you deal with pi:”**

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**15. “Exterior angles of polygons will ALWAYS add up to 360 degrees:”**

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**16. “What the Pythagorean Theorem is really trying to show you:”**

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**17. “The Riemann sum is the approximate area under a curve:”**

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**18. How to solve logarithms:**

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**19. Tangent lines**

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**20. “Flipped on its side, the shape begins to make more sense:”**

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**21. “Solving pascal triangles”**

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