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The Basic Math series covers basic math problems from addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals to percentages, ratios and proportions, as well as exponents, powers, intro to geometry, graphing number theory and patterns, problem solving, statistics and simple equations.
Why are students not embarrassed when they say, "I can't do math"? You rarely hear from a high school student, that, "I can't do history", or "I can't do English", because they can't read. Why do we accept that some students just don't have the aptitude for math, while we assume that everyone has the aptitude to read?
Basic Math is taught by Murray Siegel of Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Siegel holds his doctorate in Mathematics Education, and has taught math since 1974. He has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematic Teaching, is designated as a Master Teacher by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and was named by Kentucky Educational Television as the "Best Math Teacher in America".
In Dr. Siegel's eyes, if you can't "do math" you should be just as embarrassed as someone who cannot read. Now, there's no need to be embarrassed anymore. This series is the easiest way to become mathematically literate.
Number Patterns 1
Studying number patterns is important for two reasons. First, they help one better understand the concepts of arithmetic and provide a basis for understanding the concepts of more complex mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, calculus). Second, pattern recognition is a useful problem-solving skill, both in mathematics and in real-world situations. Patterns involving odd and even numbers are investigated. Patterns in multiples of certain numbers lead to an understanding of divisibility rules. Sequences are introduced to heighten sensitivity to patterns and the concept of function is introduced using patterns of number pairs.
You Will Learn
To determine whether an addition problem will have an odd or even answer.
To determine whether a multiplication problem has an odd or even answer.
To state the divisibility rules for two, three, five, and nine.
To find the next term in an arithmetic or geometric sequence, given the first three terms
Certificate Exempt from Classification
Duration 30 minutes (approx)