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Homeschool math made easy. Get a password and watch some videos...and your little kids will be doing math like this in no time. You'll also see there's no trick, the kid in the video understands what he's doing on a level that exceeds most highschool graduates twice his age. This video is 90 seconds long and if you haven't watched it yet I recommend you do so...you will see it on several pages here at the house of math for many reasons...I taught him and his parents way back in the early 90's. I've gotten better at it since then. (If you look closely you can see me in the background, my interview was edited out of this clip...there is one with me along with several other trainers in it but I can't find it.)
Many homeschool parents wonder how they are going to teach their kids
algebra when they never really understood it themselves. It is the most
failed subject in the USA, after all. Well: problem solved. Get a
"sitewide" password and not only do you get in here but EVERYWHERE this
website asks for a password except for the Parent Teacher Training page.
If little kids can learn what are considered "advanced" algebra concepts playing with base ten blocks, so can you...for many it will be the first time you actually understand what you are doing and what the symbols mean instead of just memorizing formulas and/or rules and process.
Make sure to take advantage of all the free stuff first...especially when it comes to factoring positive polynomials and basic problem solving. We are just going to build on the simple concepts you learned there.
Here is a FREE video showing how to use "advanced" algebra to teach "remedial" math. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2smCffE8knw
And here is a FREE page on completing the square that leads to a password protected page with lots of vids on just this one topic.
That will make sense in a just few minutes.
Here is a longer video covering what you can expect on the other side...and it also includes info on a few other pages too, because once you get into this page there are links to other topics that many would consider advanced algebra.
If you are a homeschool parent who failed algebra, have no fear: you will learn right alongside your children. I will show you how to present it so that it's fun and easy instead of being feared and loathed. If you already understand it for yourself but find turning the volume up doesn't help your kids understand it and are needing a little help explaining to others the vids on the next page will clear a lot of things up very quickly. Don't just watch them get your blocks out and follow along. Math is not a spectator sport.
Here is a short video I made explaining the distributive theory as applied to two binomials multiplied together.
At bare minimum you should go through and be comfortable with all the problems on this Polynomial PDF ⇐FREE PDF before you spend much time on the next page.
This is a great PDF that lists the polynomials used to teach all 45 addends plus the multiplication facts. At the house of math algebra is one of the ways you teach addition and multiplication....you don't need to know and have your multiplication tables memorized first, but you do need to understand some basic algebra concepts and how to build a rectangle with the base ten blocks.
"Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes."~Mickey Mouse.
"Algebraic symbols are used when you do not know what you are talking about." ~Philippe Schnoebelen.