A must see for any math teacher who cares about reaching ALL types of learners.
This video is an introduction to an alternative method for presenting operations with whole numbers. Prof. Hoff's method for teaching mathematical operations ties whole numbers, fractions, scientific notation, and even polynomial arithmetic into the same simple set of procedures.
Prof. Hoff has had success with adult and young learners alike over 17 years of teaching experience. His method has seen tremendous success with learners who have failed to learn math in a traditional classroom. The method combines showing students how with an explanation of why (Explanations that many college math majors have never seen before.).
This first video shows Prof. Hoff introducing some of the basic concepts of his method. Further videos go into more details on how the method works with larger numbers, variables, polynomials, and any other form of numbers in mathematics.