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.
09 February 2009
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.
05 February 2009
03 February 2009
[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).
Money problems (story of my life!).
Ratio and Proportion (concepts and solving problems, including similar triangles).
Problems dealing with Unit Price.
[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.
[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
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.
Concepts covered: Subtraction of Improper and Proper Fractions and also Mixed Numbers.
Concepts covered: Addition of Improper and Proper Fractions and also Mixed Numbers.
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.
Concepts covered: Multiplication of Improper and Proper Fractions and also Mixed Numbers.
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
Concepts covered: Decimal Fraction, Percentage, and Ratio.
Concepts covered: Like Fractions, Common Denominator, Equivalent Fractions, Reduced Fraction, Lowest Terms (or Simplest Form), The Cancellation Method, The GCF Method, and Higher Form.
Concepts covered: Proper Fraction, Improper Fraction, Mixed Number, and Complex Fraction.
Concepts covered: Denominator, Numerator, Common Fraction, and Unit Fraction. I also teach you how to draw typical fractions on a circle.
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.