Soon there will be a link to a page that has many videos covering various types of problem solving. For now stick this search term into your favorite search engine: "Crewton Ramone Problem Solving" and you will get a plethora of pages and videos for FREE. I will also start organizing all those pages and videos into a more cohesive organized orderly form on that page.
Your password will get you into all pages that require a password and you won't find the video above anywhere else but here.
Here are two more EXCLUSIVE videos, the first one you can't get anywhere else:
This one is out there but you'd have to dig for it:
It's a GREAT vid except it gets cut off due to a full memory card...at the end we find Spaceman Spiff travels for 3 minutes, and you will have to evaluate the equation yourself to figure out how far they are away from the moon base when he catches Biff.
Now after all of that we are ready to move onto expressions with negative terms. C̶o̶m̶m̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶s̶o̶o̶n̶.̶ Now here.
If you saw this blog post and wanted to do the negative one, well here you go:
and here is the other one:
Make a little fun of Bill Nye, but don't get me wrong I love most of what he does in trying to make math and science interesting. This vid falls a little short because he is hampered by only having symbols. I sat down and talked with him once when he came to Maui. His advice to me after I gave him a super short demo was "get started." I remember him explicitly saying it took too long to develop even simple math concepts because he only had symbols to work with, he saw right off where this would lend itself to video because it's visual by nature...but never picked up the ball and ran with it. That may soon change though. To be fair we spent like 30 minutes tops...so all he came away with was "that's cool." Luckey for me too otherwise I wouldn't have a wide open market and a name just as unique as "Bill Nye the science guy." There's only one Crewton Ramone.
BTW if you look, you can find all the segments on his video on the internet...
Here is problem solving using Ordered Pairs:
Not how we go from a set of ordered pairs to the y intercept form in just a few short minutes, we cover rate and the constant...
Water tank, doughnut factory constant rate.
Another half hour on ordered pairs, more advanced, less blocks:
Boat and Current
Okay here are two vids on those pesky boat and current problems:
Cover three problems in this one including the one above:
Here is a post listing a bunch of problems (several of them covered in the vids above) for you to try now that you know how.
Neb has canoe and a paddle. He paddles upstream against the current for 24 miles. It takes 6 hours. On the way back the same 24 mile trip only takes 4 hours with the current. How fast does Neb paddle in still water? What is the speed of the current?
These are super easy to start out with. I use "Ten Apples Up On Top" to make it as non-threatening as possible. And we actually did these BEFORE we did the boat and current problems. It doesn't rally matter what order you do them in because the primary ability required is the ability to count...
Rather than copy the content on the blog here I'll just give you these two links. Benefits of having a password are many fold. I know where all these bits of the math puzzle are on the internet. You'd have to go out and find them yourself, and as you will find there is a lot of my stuff out there now. Sifting through all of it alone is becoming a daunting task. Having it organized for you will be worth the price of admission alone soon, although there are still a lot of videos you can't get anywhere else.
And then we move on to slightly more advanced Problem solving with 3 variables. The idea is to teach basic concepts like isolating a variable with subtraction and then substitution once we find one variable we can find the others.
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