Rent Basic Math: Dividing Fractions and Review of Fractions (1998)

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"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 has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematic 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 lesson has two primary objectives. The first is an introduction to the division of fractions, The concept of the reciprocal is developed. Then, through a discovery process, the method used to divide fractions is investigated. A logical, step-by- step process for dividing fractional numbers is presented with a number of examples. The second purpose of this lesson is to review the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions. This is a summary of what has been learned in lessons 4 through 8.

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.
Narrated By:
Dr. Murray Siegel
TMW Media Group
Children & Family, Documentary, Special Interest
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Run Time:
30 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3

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