This program covers the very important topic of defining a matrix and explaining why matrices are useful in mathematics. We begin by teaching students practical situations where a matrix might be useful to solve a problem in order to frame the importance of the material. We then show how to write a matrix down and how to properly identify the rows and columns of the matrix. We also discuss how to name matrices.
Matrix Algebra can be difficult for students to understand because although it has applications in algebra, it looks completely different than previous algebra lessons learned. The material in this series is covered in most advanced high school algebra classes and in university linear algebra courses. This series teaches matrix algebra just as if students had a personal tutor. Every matrix algebra lesson is taught by fully worked example problems that help students not only do well in class, but truly understand the concepts taught. If students need assistance to improve their grades in linear algebra, the Matrix Algebra Tutor will provide the tools they need to succeed. The Matrix Algebra Tutor is a complete 10 lesson series covering all of the core topics in detail. What sets this series apart from other teaching tools is that the concepts are taught entirely through step-by-step example problems of increasing difficulty. It works by introducing each new concept in an easy to understand way and using example problems that are worked out step-by-step and line-by-line to completion. If a student has a problem with coursework or homework, simply find a similar problem fully worked on in the series and review for the steps needed to solve the problem. Students will be able to work problems with ease, improve their problem-solving skills and understand the underlying concepts of Matrix Algebra. This series is best used in order from Volume 1 through Volume 10.