Basic Math: Number Theory
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 entitled Number Theory, investigates concepts in arithmetic that are of importance in algebra. The counting numbers are separated into prime numbers and composites. A simple method for finding the unique product of primes that produce a specific composite number is developed.
Prime factoring is used to find the GCF (greatest common factor) and LCM (least common multiple) of any set of numbers. The concept of relatively prime number is discussed.
You will learn:
- How to use the basic Math series.
- How to explain the meaning of the world number.
- To demonstrate the ability to add whole numbers
- To demonstrate the ability to subtract whole numbers.