Basic Math: Adding Fractions
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 received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics 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".
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?
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.
In this lesson we discover that the addition of fractions is related to the addition of whole numbers. Addition of fractions with like denominators and then addition of those with unlike denominators are accomplished. Writing the answers in the simplest terms is discussed.
What has been learned about adding fractions is applied to adding mixed numbers. A logical, step-by-step process is developed.
You will Learn:
- How to use the Basic Math series.
- How to explain the meaning of the word number.
- To demonstrate the ability to add whole numbers.
- To demonstrate the ability to subtract whole numbers.