This program covers the important topic of teaching students how to identify and classify the different types of real numbers and how to use the number line. Students learn what the number line is, how to plot points on the number line and the concept of showing that larger numbers lie farther to the right on the number line. The entire lesson is taught by working example problems beginning with easier problems and gradually progressing to harder problems. Emphasis is placed on giving students confidence in their skills by gradual repetition so that the skills learned in this section are committed to long term memory.
The Pre-Algebra Tutor teaches the fundamentals of Pre-Algebra through fully worked example problems. Improves students problem-solving skills! Learn to solve problems step-by-step & line-by-line, includes working example problems of increasing difficulty, teaches students how to read, extract the information & set up the problem for solution. Each program is focused on conquering Pre-Algebra with step-by-step solutions to prepare students for Algebra I and beyond. Pre-Algebra is extremely important for students to master because having a foundation in algebra is essential to doing well in trigonometry, geometry, calculus and beyond. Many times students have difficulty in the more advanced subjects, but upon investigation it is just because the student did not have a good foundation in Algebra. This series will build the students skills in this critical area, which will help in all math courses that follow. The Pre-Algebra Tutor is a complete 24 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 Pre-Algebra. This series is best used in order from Volume 1 through Volume 24. About Jason Gibson: Host Jason holds M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of Texas. He has been teaching Math Tutor programs since 2004, with his proven methods of helping students understand basic math and physics principles step-by-step, using practical examples. Teachers User Instruction & Resource Guide available on our website at www.tmwmedia.com. Resource Guide Includes Recommended Books & Pre-Algebra Websites.
This series provides step-by-step instructions to simplify pre-algebra in order to build a solid foundation for algebra. Instructor Jason Gibson uses a lecture-style format to present algebraic processes clearly and concisely and make them easily understood. He teaches fundamental skills by breaking them into understandable steps. This well-organized and user-friendly volume begins the series by introducing real numbers. Definitions of numbers are given, thoroughly explaining two concepts (negative numbers and variables) that students often find difficult. The second part of the program discusses the number line. Plotting, counting, and usage of the number line are taught in detail using practical example problems that gradually increase in difficulty. Repetition and practice are strategies used to boost student confidence and help them retain the information presented. The content is aligned to national and state standards. Library collections serving high school students as well as homeschoolers seeking instruction, practice, and reinforcement of the subject will find it a welcome addition. - Linda M. Teel, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. School Library Journal's October 2011