Inscribed over the entrance of Plato’s Academy were the words, “Let no one ignorant of geometry enter my doors.” To ancient scholars, geometry was the gateway to gaining a profound knowledge of the world.$1#$ Today, geometry’s core skills of logic and reasoning are essential to success in school, work, and many other aspects of life.
These Mental Math techniques can be applied to everyday situations such as mentally estimating a grocery bill, calculating the tip at a restaurant, and more.
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Many people believe they simply aren’t good at math—that their brains aren’t wired to think mathematically. But just as there are multiple paths to mastering the arts and humanities, there are also alternate approaches to understanding mathematics. One of the most effective methods by far is visualization. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then in mathematics a picture can spawn a thousand ideas.
This course is essential for college students taking Linear Algebra who want to learn both theory and application. Each lesson in the course begins with essential ideas & proofs before concluding with many worked-out examples. Theorems are stated and used but not proved to keep the emphasis on problem solving and gaining an intuitive feeling for the concepts.
This online course is perfect for high school students and college students looking to have a solid foundation in Pre-Algebra, which is indispensable for setting up a proper mathematical background to succeed in more advanced math and science courses.