Course Details
In this class we will learn:
- Estimation of computations with numbers less than a trillion.
- When is getting the approximate answer enough? How to simplify calculations?
- Using order of operations rules to evaluate expressions with 4-5 operations.
- Why is multiplication more important than addition? Where do you see order of operations in real life?
- Solving simple algebraic equations with single variables.
- What are equations? Why do we need them? How to solve them?
- Double inequalities: What are double inequalities? Where do you use them in real life? Why are they so useful?
- Word problems with motion of vehicles.
- How to know how long the drive is going to take? How many miles do you have left after traveling for a couple of hours?
- Logic problems:
Can you help George slay the dragon? How to add plus signs to get the correct expression? How to break codes by adding letters?
I will guide you in answering all the questions above and more in these lessons. The idea of Build Your Own Math is for you to find solutions by discussion, and trial and error. I am there to present the problem and help you when you need it. And most importantly ask the question: Why? Whether you get the answer right or wrong you need to explain how you got there. Then we need to determine if the solution was correct through discussion, remember there can always be more than one way to solve things!