"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. In this lesson a story example - the magazine delivery problem- is used to develop the universal procedure for a division problem. "Divide, multiply, subtract, bring down" is no longer a mantra but has become a well- understood sequence of steps related to a concrete problem. Various types of long- division problems are discussed. They include one- digit divisors, two- digit divisors and a zero in the answer. The rationale for why one cannot divide by zero is explained.
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.