Basic Math: Geometry I
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.
This program discusses the meaning of geometry and its usefulness. Basic geometric shapes are defined and the various dimensions are discussed. The subject of angles is investigated, with a look at the different types of angles and how to measure them.
Quadrilaterals are discussed, including the square, the rhombus, the parallelogram, the rectangle and the trapezoid. This leads to a discussion of area - what it measures and how we find the area of various quadrilaterals. Finally, volume is introduced and discussed.
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.