"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 shows that subtraction of fractions is related to the subtraction of whole numbers. The borrowing process is introduced with a story that gives a concrete picture of what one is doing when borrowing in a fractional subtraction exercise. A logical, step- by- step process is developed to subtract mixed numbers. Special cases involving a mixed number minus a whole number and a whole number minus a mixed number are investigated.
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