Aristotle wrote, "Well begun is half done." This is especially true for anyone struggling with learning math. Math is a different kind of subject from all the rest and requires that you understand the differences. If you dont, you will give up too soon and never master math. If you know the secret strategy and apply it from the beginning, you stand a better chance of developing good habits and a good approach to learning math right from the beginning.This short text (2,230 words) draws upon the authors experiences of over 30 years of teaching and tutoring mathematics and addresses a critical concept of learning math that appears simple but is quite profound.Learn the secret strategy--its really simple but most people dont know it--and increase your chances of succeeding at math.