Basic Math: Introduction To Algebra 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.
Since Algebra I is the next step who has successfully completed Basic Math, this lesson acts as an introduction to that subject. Algebra is discussed as a generalization of arithmetic. The arithmetic of polynomials is related to the arithmetic of whole numbers.
The vital nature of Algebra I is discussed and hope is expressed that the student will see Algebra I with a new awareness after completing Basic Math. Finally, a review is conducted of the important concepts of arithmetic learned in this series.
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.