Colourful Maths! Calculus for beginners

Taught by a Mathematician and professional entertainer and full of colourful animations
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Instructed by Alex Bell Academics / Math & Science
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  • Lectures 20
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Calculus taught in a simple, visual way that helps students understand it intuitively. Our educator has degrees in Mathematics/Astrophysics, has taught students for years and has been a professional entertainer: so he knows how to captivate an audience.

Calculus has never been so simple, enjoyable, colourful and entertaining!


Students, teacher and parents love the video tutorials:

  • “I was thrilled to see the video tutorials that Alex Bell put together, they are informative, highly visual and engaging!"

  • “They are fantastic. I really liked the tutorials because they reinforced conceptual knowledge."

  • "He teaches the concepts step by step and this never overwhelms our son, but empowers him."


A bit about the educator:

My aim is to make Maths easier and more enjoyable for every student so that they can achieve the results they deserve. I hold degrees in Astrophysics, Mathematics, Philosophy and Classics from Monash University, used to be a professional entertainer and have trained and educated people all around the world for over 6 years and specialise in teaching Mathematical concepts.

After spending thousands of hours researching and redefining the terminology, symbols and concepts of Mathematics, it became clear that it could be taught much more intuitively and I put that to the test. I started teaching Mathematics almost like it was a Humanities subject: defining all the symbols and terminology, providing simple explanations and using lots of pictures and animations. Students began to understand Maths using common sense instead of complex proofs because they could visualise the concepts rather than just accept them. I found that if students were taught the basics then they could figure out the more complex ideas all by themselves: They learnt things quicker, became less stressed and could concentrate on their school work more effectively.

With the aid of a visual designer, an IT professional and a couple of videography experts, I spent next year researching, testing and developing the most effective way to teach students online using these proven techniques. The culmination of over 2 years work is these easy to understand, online tutorials full of animations and visual effects that has revolutionised the way students learn Maths.

What are the requirements?

  • A basic understanding of algebra and graphs

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Conceptualise Calculus rather than merely "learning" it
  • Visualise calculus not just see symbols on a page
  • Understand what calculus questions are really asking

What is the target audience?

  • Highschool students
  • College students
  • University graduates

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Before calculus
Before calculus
Preview
08:50
Section 2: What is Calculus?
Definition of Calculus
Preview
04:30
The first principle
08:18
Section 3: Understanding Calculus with Graphs
How to Graph Calculus
05:23
Understanding the unique derivative of each equation
13:57
Graphing the derivative for parabolas, cubics and quartics
03:53
Section 4: Calculus Symbols
Symbols and terminology
06:43
Section 5: Chain, Product and Quotient Rules
Chain Rule
10:38
Product and Quotient Rule
05:38
Section 6: Stationary Points
Types of stationary points
03:29
How to find stationary points
03:55
Sketch any graph using stationary points
06:20
Section 7: Rates of Change
Rates of Change
10:24
Section 8: Anti-differentiation
Definition of Antidiff
08:54
Calculating the antidiff
09:36
Tougher antidiffs
05:50
Section 9: Integration
Finding approximate area
06:32
Understanding exact area
07:36
Finding exact area
07:23
Section 10: Kinematics
Kinematics: displacement, velocity and acceleration
08:37

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Instructor Biography

Alex Bell, Degrees in Mathematics/Astrophysics, Philosophy and Classics

A Monash University Graduate with degrees in Mathematics/Astrophysics, Philosophy and Classics who specialises in teaching Year 12 VCE Maths Methods.

I have trained and educated people all around the globe for many years and concluded that there must be a way to teach Maths other than just with equations and practise.

After spending thousands of hours researching the terminology, symbols and concepts of Mathematics, it became clear that it could be taught much more intuitively.

From that point, I started teaching Mathematics almost like it was a Humanities subject: defining all the symbols and terminology, providing simple explanations and using lots of pictures and animations. Students began to understand Maths using common sense instead of complex proofs because they could visualise the concepts rather than just accept them.

I often found that if students were taught the basics then they would figure out the more complex ideas all by themselves. They learnt things quicker, became less stressed and could concentrate on their school work more effectively.

With the aid of a visual designer, an IT professional and a couple of videography experts, I spent next six months researching and developing the most effective way to teach students online. The culmination of all this work: easy to understand, online tutorials full of animations and visual effects that will revolutionise the way students learn Maths.

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