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Excited About - Mathematics - How to Hack Math & Have Fun (Teens)

Average rating: 4.7Number of reviews: (33)
Completed by 140 learners
This class will look at the amazing numbers and how they do wonderful things, how we can tame the wild beast called Math, and how this will help us for the rest of our life.
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We will learn math tricks that help with estimation and problems that can be used for life to solve. If practiced this can help with future math classes and real life. 
I am a certified teacher in Texas and have taught basic math to my students during my 20 year teaching career.  My joy is learning new math tricks or skills and passing it on to my students since I believe there is more than one ways often to find the right answer.  If an answer is easier to come about through another way then it becomes a trick that is useful.  It can also become a method of estimation and shows the magic of numbers.  The magic or love of numbers will dispel a fear of mathematics for some and turn something they hate to something they love.  That is my goal.
I have taken Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus, but just truly love the natural world of numbers.  
Unless students practice the techniques presented here they will not retain them.  I, myself, have learned these techniques, but still find I have to refresh what I know and reinforce the skills.
Calculator if possible. This will help and reinforce with them to have confidence in the mathematics we are doing. Interaction with the instructor is needed in this class. When your child watches a YouTube video they don’t need to interact with another person. However, in my classes it is very important to interact with the students. Please encourage your child to leave their Zoom videocamera on during class. It is not easy to connect to a black screen and the the lack of feedback does not enhance my instruction since I don’t get non-verbal or verbal feedback from the student. I want to ensure each student is getting the instruction and understanding of what I’m teaching. Verbal or visual feedback is essential for me to teach at my best. If your child has anxiety issues and does not do well with Zoom videocamera on, please let me know ahead of time. If I forget and ask them in class, please have them chat Directly with me, (Not to Everyone) and remind me it was cleared by you the parent. I don’t want to embarass them in any way. I want them to be comfortable in the class. I want all students to succeed.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Ongoing to ensure each child masters the subject taught. These skills will require reinforcement to remember and use. Some like the multiplication of fives is easier to remember. 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Arthur Benjamin Mathmetrician on You Tube has many tricks for Math with formulas and will help students apply tricks to help them in various areas of math.

Meet the teacher

Michael Leyba, EdM
Average rating: 4.6Number of reviews: (93)
I will be teaching interesting and interactive classes for students ages 6-18.  I love photography, science, history and art.  I have been a lifelong learner and learn best when I find something I am interested in knowing more about and... 
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