Basic Math: Solving Simple Equations
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.
Solving equations is one of the primary uses of algebra. This lesson introduces a method for solving relatively simple linear equations of one variable. Starting with simple equation such as 3x = 15 and x + 5 = 11, the student can develop a sense of the purpose of solving equations.
Each step is able to solve equations such as 3(x = 5) - 6x = 11 - 2x + 8. the importance of checking answers using the original equation is emphasized throughout the lesson.
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.