Short video clip of me trying to pet a stray cat at my Apartment.

## 15 December 2009

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### Video Brain Teaser #58

Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, and other items. May include pencil drawing games, optical illusions, hidden images and "Find the Twin" problems.

### Video Brain Teaser #57

Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, and other items. May include pencil drawing games, optical illusions, hidden images and "Find the Twin" problems.

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Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, and other items. May include pencil drawing games, optical illusions, hidden images and "Find the Twin" problems.

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## 09 February 2009

### My "Hollywood-Type" Movie Teaser

A spoof of the typical movie trailer seen in theaters. It is my “intro” video so you can see the kind of tutor I am.

### Top Ten Mathematical Expressions That Sound Kind of NASTY

Viewer discretion is advised. Contains sexual innuendo. It isn’t really explicit, but it could be seen this way, depending on how dirty minded you are. I just say mathematical expressions that SOUND a bit naughty. It is meant for a laugh and is not to be taken seriously. This was created for older teens and adults. It is NOT for children. If you are easily offended, then DON’T watch this video.

### Video Brain Teaser #17

Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, or other items. Also covered are pencil drawing challenges and others surprises.

### Video Brain Teaser #16

Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, or other items. Also covered are pencil drawing challenges and others surprises.

### Video Brain Teaser #15

Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, or other items. Also covered are pencil drawing challenges and others surprises.

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## 05 February 2009

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### Welcome to My Brain Teasers!

Shows you how to get started with the Video Brain Teasers I have in OTHER videos. None are actually presented in this video.

## 03 February 2009

### Algebra: Solving Linear Equations - Part 2: Applications

[NOTE: This video is only the first 20 minutes of the full lesson, please visit my website to purchase complete version] This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on how to solve typical linear word problems (story problems or applied problems). The tutor shows you how to solve for a specific variable in formulas. He also discusses how to covert a repeating decimal into a fraction (which was skipped in Basic Math: Lesson 6 -"Fractions") and will teach you how to convert units of measurement.

Examples of word problems done include:

Finding a number based on certain criteria.

Word problems involving some geometry (triangle, rectangle, circle).

Age problems.

Mixture problems.

Money problems (story of my life!).

Rate-Time-Distance problems.

Percent Equations/problems.

Ratio and Proportion (concepts and solving problems, including similar triangles).

Problems dealing with Unit Price.

### Algebra: Solving Linear Equations - Part 1: The Basics

[NOTE: This video is only the first 18 minutes of the full lesson, please visit my website to purchase complete version] Lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on how to solve linear equations. Tutor discusses what is an Equation, Solution, Solution Set, Equivalent Equations, Identity, Contradictions, Conditional Equations, Linear Equations, the Standard Form of a Linear Equation. I show you how to actually SOLVE linear equations going step-by-step. I don't skip steps. I review some of the properties of Equality here too. I remind you to check the work done and how to solve linear equations using a calculator. At the end, you will know how to easily solve equations that look like:

2[y - (4y - 1)] = 5 - 9y

No word problems are done here. This is shown in DETAIL in Part 2 of the Lesson.

### Algebra: Introduction to Algebra

[NOTE: This video is only the first 11 minutes of the full lesson, please visit my website to purchase complete version] This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on what is algebra, what are variables, constants, coefficients, terms, and expressions. The tutor explains the use of proper notation, how to combine like terms, find the negation of an algebraic expression, how to evaluate an expression (by hand and by using your calculator), and finally, there is a VERY detailed section on how to translate English phrases into algebraic expressions.

## 02 February 2009

### Basic Math: Lesson 7 - Units of Measurement

This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial of the basic units used in measurement. These are the ones I discuss:

Units of Time, Units of Length (Metric and U.S.), Units of Area (Metric and U.S.), Units of Volume (Metric and U.S.), Units of Mass (Metric and U.S.), Units of Liquid Capacity (Metric and U.S.), Units of Dry Capacity (Metric and U.S.), and other miscellaneous Units. Conversion Formulas and Abbreviations are also listed.

This is a "must have" Lesson for those moving on to solving Word Problems in Algebra and other higher math.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Answers to Quiz Questions

Step-by-step answers to the quiz that is at the end of the Lesson Notes.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Video Clip #10 - Arithmetic of Fractions: Subtraction

Concepts covered: Subtraction of Improper and Proper Fractions and also Mixed Numbers.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Video Clip #9 - Arithmetic of Fractions: Addition

Concepts covered: Addition of Improper and Proper Fractions and also Mixed Numbers.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Video Clip #8 - Arithmetic of Fractions: Division

Concepts covered: Reciprocal, Inverting a Fraction, Division of Improper, Proper and Complex Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Converting Complex Fractions to Simple Fractions is also done here.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Video Clip #7 - Arithmetic of Fractions: Multiplication

Concepts covered: Multiplication of Improper and Proper Fractions and also Mixed Numbers.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Video Clip #6 - Converting Fractional Expressions

Concepts covered: Step-by-Step directions on how to perform (by hand and using the calculator) the following conversions:

Improper Fraction -> Mixed Number

Mixed Number -> Improper Fraction

Common Fraction -> Decimal Form

Terminating Decimal -> Fraction

Repeating Decimal -> Fraction (calculator only-- by hand is covered in Algebra)

Decimal -> Percentage

Common Fraction -> Percentage

Percentage -> Decimal

Percentage -> Common Fraction

Converting Ratios

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Video Clip #5 - Other Fractional Expressions

Concepts covered: Decimal Fraction, Percentage, and Ratio.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Video Clip #3 - Equivalent Fractions

Concepts covered: Like Fractions, Common Denominator, Equivalent Fractions, Reduced Fraction, Lowest Terms (or Simplest Form), The Cancellation Method, The GCF Method, and Higher Form.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Video Clip #2 - Types of Fractions

Concepts covered: Proper Fraction, Improper Fraction, Mixed Number, and Complex Fraction.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Clip #1 - Understanding Fractions

Concepts covered: Denominator, Numerator, Common Fraction, and Unit Fraction. I also teach you how to draw typical fractions on a circle.

### Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Introduction to Fractions

An informal introduction to why we need to learn about fractions.

Lesson 6 consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on all about fractions. This lesson is different from the previous ones in that the use of printed Notes is integrated with the Video (other Notes may be used independently of the videos). This lesson is VERY detailed and covers the necessary areas to help students review the many aspects of fractions and fraction conversions. I also show you how to perform all the many different fraction operations and conversions using the TI-84+ Graphing Calculator.

## 31 January 2009

### Basic Math: Sieve of Eratosthenes

This lesson consists of showing you how to use the Sieve of Eratosthenes to find all prime numbers below a certain value. In this case, below 100.

### Basic Math: Lesson 4 - Properties of Numbers

This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial of the basic properties of numbers. These are the ones I discuss:

The Reflexive Property of Equality, The Symmetric Property of Equality, The Transitive Property of Equality, The Substitution Property, The Additive Property of Equality, The Cancellation Law of Addition, The Multiplicative Property of Equality, Cancellation Law of Multiplication, The Zero-Factor Property, The Law of Trichotomy, The Transitive Property of Inequality, Properties of Absolute Value, The Closure Property of Addition, The Closure Property of Multiplication, The Commutative Property of Addition, The Commutative Property of Multiplication, The Associative Property of Addition, The Associative Property of Multiplication, The Identity Property of Addition, The Identity Property of Multiplication, The Inverse Property of Addition, The Inverse Property of Multiplication, The Distributive Law of Multiplication Over Addition, The Distributive Law of Multiplication Over Subtraction, The General Distributive Property and The Negation Distributive Property.

### Basic Math: Lesson 3 - Operations on Numbers -- Part 3

Part 3 of 3. This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on the typical operations done on numbers. These include: absolute value, opposites, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and simple exponents. Order of Operations is covered in detail. I also explain how to use your graphing calculator to help you perform all these operations.

### Basic Math: Lesson 3 - Operations on Numbers -- Part 2

Part 2 of 3. This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on the typical operations done on numbers. These include: absolute value, opposites, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and simple exponents. Order of Operations is covered in detail. I also explain how to use your graphing calculator to help you perform all these operations.

### Basic Math: Lesson 3 - Operations on Numbers -- Part 1

Part 1 of 3. This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on the typical operations done on numbers. These include: absolute value, opposites, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and simple exponents. Order of Operations is covered in detail. I also explain how to use your graphing calculator to help you perform all these operations.

### Basic Math: Lesson 1 - Numbers

This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on all about the classification and sets of numbers. Learn what are natural numbers, integers, rational numbers and more. I also explain how to use your graphing calculator to input all types of numbers (integers, fractions, square roots, etc.).

## 30 January 2009

### How to REALLY Use The TI-84 Graphing Calculator - Part 1

Tips on how to get the most usage out of your calculator. No previous knowledge assumed.

### Getting Started With My Math Videos

Learn how to get started with your math studies and with my videos.