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Welcome to Learn basic high school maths the easy way. After teaching maths to students for a better part of the decade, one thing that I've come to understand is how difficult a transition from primary school to high school can be for students.
Have you ever wondered how some students are so far ahead in their learning?
Are they all born Maths geniuses? Definitely not. It's because they have a really firm understanding of the fundamentals which allows them to progress a lot quicker when it comes to the more challenging topics, since every topic needs you to have a good base.
How will this course help you?
Every topic that I cover in this course will come up in some form in years to come. I go through every single topic in a step by step form so it's really easy for you to follow along. Not convinced? Then I suggest you check out the previews before you decide to enroll, to make sure my teaching style is easy to follow, I am very confident that it is. To go a step further, Udemy's 30-day money back guarantee should also make you feel at ease.
Are you having a tough time keeping up in Maths at school? Do you think Algebra is just the worst or maybe indices is your green kryptonite?
Then let me be your personal guide and teach you these topics in a way that will make you wonder why your teachers didn't just explain it to you like that. This course will not only help you catch up but also help you get ahead; if of course, you put in the required effort. I go through each chapter doing questions step by step using simple language.
Something missing in the course?
If you find I haven't covered a topic that you need at this level, let me know on the discussion board and I'll be happy to add it in :)
**BONUS** I've provided worksheets (with answers) at the end of every chapter to test your knowledge from the lectures.
I can guarantee that you'll be miles ahead of the competition if you take this course seriously and best part about knowing it all is - you can teach others as well. When you're willing to spend upwards of $50 an hour for a private tutor, it seems like a no brainer to at least give this a go, so that you have access to your very own private tutor any time you wish.
I'm good with messages and emails so if you have questions, make sure to get in touch with me. And furthermore, I want you guys to make full use of the discussion board because one of the best ways to learn is by sharing your knowledge with others. Thanks guys, really hope you enjoy.
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Section 1: Start Here | |||
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Lecture 1 | 03:43 | ||
This lecture takes you through all the different topics that we'll be covering in this course. |
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Section 2: Basic Number Skills | |||
Lecture 2 | 08:07 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you will know how to find the worth of each digit in a whole number. |
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Lecture 3 | 13:25 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to add 4 digit (and more) numbers to each other as I take you through the "carry" process. You'll also be able to subtract numbers using the "carry and borrow" method. I also show you how to "borrow" from a zero effectively. |
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Lecture 4 | 18:05 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to multiply 3 digit numbers to 2 digit numbers effectively as I take you through the entire process with a number of examples. You'll also be able to do short-hand division. |
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Lecture 5 | 13:24 | ||
This lecture builds on the previous lecture; this time around I take you through long division which details out every step that's done in the dividing process. |
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Lecture 6 | 12:33 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to find the factors and multiples of various numbers easily and understand their application to other chapters. |
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Lecture 7 | 06:47 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to determine the Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple between two numbers and understand their importance. |
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Lecture 8 | 07:32 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to understand the difference between prime and composite numbers as well as determine how a number falls into either category. |
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Lecture 9 | 19:03 | ||
In this lecture you'll learn the rules for the numbers 3 to 12. These rules will allow to quickly determine if a larger number can be divided by these numbers (3 to 12) without having to actually do the division. It's a very effective technique to simplify fractions and has many other applications. |
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Lecture 10 | 09:16 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll have a sound understanding of what typical word problems look like and how to approach them. There's also a worksheet added to this lecture, which tests you on all the topics you've learnt in this chapter. Highly recommend you do this to really cement your learning! |
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Section 3: Fractions | |||
Lecture 11 | 03:55 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know the different types of fractions. |
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Lecture 12 | 09:07 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know the rules behind adding and subtracting fractions as well as apply your knowledge of the Lowest Common Multiple to do these functions. |
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Lecture 13 | 03:49 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to multiply and divide fractions effectively. |
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Lecture 14 | 09:17 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to simplify fractions, which means writing larger fractions using smaller numbers. You'll also be able to apply this knowledge to multiply and dividing fractions, when dealing with larger numbers. |
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Lecture 15 | 05:30 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know the process behind converting fractions to decimals. |
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Lecture 16 | 01:43 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to convert mixed fractions to improper fractions. |
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Lecture 17 | 02:49 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll understand the reverse process of the previous lecture and learn how to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions. |
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Lecture 18 | 07:49 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to add and subtract mixed fractions using a very simply method. |
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Lecture 19 | 05:56 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll easily be able to multiply and divide mixed fractions, while also using the simplification process to make the process easier. |
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Lecture 20 | 03:46 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to convert fraction to a percentage. |
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Lecture 21 | 04:20 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to convert a percentage to fraction (reverse of the previous chapter). |
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Lecture 22 | 06:45 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to deal with word problems that involve fractions and understand easy to implement strategies to deal with "real-life" scenarios. There's also a worksheet added to this lecture, which tests you on all the topics you've learnt in this chapter. Highly recommend you do this to really cement your learning! |
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Section 4: Decimals | |||
Lecture 23 | 13:36 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to understand the importance of place values as well as learn an effective strategy to compare if a decimal is bigger or smaller than another (even with really confusing decimals). |
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Lecture 24 | 07:24 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to round decimals to a specific number of decimal places. |
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Lecture 25 | 09:39 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know how to easily add and subtract decimals, including ones that have different number of digits. |
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Lecture 26 | 12:52 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to multiply decimals (I show you a really easy method). I'll show you a really simple method to divide decimals by simply changing them into whole numbers. |
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Lecture 27 | 04:37 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to multiply and divide decimals and whole numbers by numbers powers of 10 i.e. 10, 100 etc. A really important function that will cut your calculation time down exponentially. |
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Lecture 28 | 02:20 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to convert decimals to fractions (reverse process of fractions to decimals that you learnt in the fractions chapter). |
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Lecture 29 | 02:39 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to convert decimals to percentages. |
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Lecture 30 | 02:58 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to do the reverse process of converting percentages to decimals. |
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Lecture 31 | 11:14 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able tackle word problems that involve decimals and find strategies to approach them in the future. There's also a worksheet added to this lecture, which tests you on all the topics you've learnt in this chapter. Highly recommend you do this to really cement your learning! |
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Section 5: Ratios | |||
Lecture 32 | 06:04 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll understand what ratios are and their application in the real world. |
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Lecture 33 | 09:12 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to simply ratios using your knowledge from the simplifying fractions lecture. |
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Lecture 34 | 06:37 | ||
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to understand how proportion works when it comes to ratios. |
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Lecture 35 | 04:56 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to compare two ratios using your knowledge of fractions. |
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Lecture 36 | 06:38 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to divide an amount in a 'fair manner' using ratios. |
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Lecture 37 | 04:43 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know how to tackle typical word problems involving ratios and use the strategies to tackle more extensive problems. There's also a worksheet added to this lecture, which tests you on all the topics you've learnt in this chapter. Highly recommend you do this to really cement your learning! |
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Section 6: Integers | |||
Lecture 38 | 01:43 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know exactly how to use a number line to add or subtract numbers. |
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Lecture 39 | 08:24 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to add or subtract numbers (including negative numbers) using a number line. |
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Lecture 40 | 03:59 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to multiply and divide integers easily using a few simple rules to manage the different signs. |
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Lecture 41 | 08:38 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to use the concept of BODMAS to do operations that have multiple functions in them i.e. addition, multiplication etc. |
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Lecture 42 | 08:24 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to take simple integeer based word problems. There's also a worksheet added to this lecture, which tests you on all the topics you've learnt in this chapter. Highly recommend you do this to really cement your learning! |
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Section 7: Indices | |||
Lecture 43 | 08:25 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know about the different terminologies used in indices as well as learn how to write in index and factor form. |
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Lecture 44 | 05:15 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to multiply indices effectively. |
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Lecture 45 | 06:09 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to divide indices effectively. |
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Lecture 46 | 05:32 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know how to deal with powers of 0. |
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Lecture 47 | 10:13 | ||
By the end of this chapter, you'll know how to work with powers raised to other powers. |
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Section 8: Measurement | |||
Lecture 48 | 14:10 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to convert from one unit (e.g. mm) to another (e.g. cm). This is a very important function to learn not just for this topic but for life in general. |
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Lecture 49 | 04:48 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know how to find the perimeter of straight-sided shapes. |
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Lecture 50 | 14:50 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know how to find the area of a square, rectangle, triangle as well as trapezium. |
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Lecture 51 | 13:02 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to find the area of composite shapes, which are basically shapes made of several other shapes. |
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Lecture 52 | 06:56 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll learn the formula and methodology behind finding the circumference of a circle. |
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Lecture 53 | 03:59 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to find the area of a circle. |
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Lecture 54 | 13:02 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know some easy tricks to recognise how to effectively find the volume of prisms. |
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Lecture 55 | 09:15 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be know what typical word problems that involve measurement look like and how to approach them. There's also a worksheet added to this lecture, which tests you on all the topics you've learnt in this chapter. Highly recommend you do this to really cement your learning! |
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Section 9: Pythagoras' Theorem | |||
Lecture 56 | 02:12 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll have a firm understanding of what Pythagoras' Theorem is and how it relates to right-angled triangles. |
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Lecture 57 | 07:10 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know what a hypotenuse is and how it relates to the Pythagoras' Theorem. |
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Lecture 58 | 06:08 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll easily be able to find sides other than the hypotenuse using Pythagoras' Theorem. |
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Lecture 59 | 07:27 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know what typical questions involving right-angled triangles look like and how to best approach them. There's also a worksheet added to this lecture, which tests you on all the topics you've learnt in this chapter. Highly recommend you do this to really cement your learning! |
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Section 10: Algebra | |||
Lecture 60 | 07:47 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know how letters or variables fit into Maths. |
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Lecture 61 | 05:40 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know how to calculate the value of an expression by substituting numbers in place of variables. |
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Lecture 62 | 06:45 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to substitute numbers into expressions that have brackets. |
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Lecture 63 | 06:06 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to substitute negative numbers into algebraic expressions. |
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Lecture 64 | 08:38 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to use your learnings from previous chapters to simplify algebraic expressions. |
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Lecture 65 | 09:31 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to multiply and divide expressions that involve variables. |
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Lecture 66 | 13:06 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll understand the process of expanding brackets i.e. getting rid of brackets. |
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Lecture 67 | 11:11 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to use your learnings from previous chapters to factorise expressions i.e. getting brackets put into an algebraic expression. |
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Lecture 68 | 06:33 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know how to tackle typical word problems that involve algebra. There's also a worksheet added to this lecture, which tests you on all the topics you've learnt in this chapter. Highly recommend you do this to really cement your learning! |
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Section 11: Probability | |||
Lecture 69 | 05:35 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to apply the probability scale to different scenarios that involve chance. |
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Lecture 70 | 03:54 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll learn the concept of a sample space, which is very important in probability. |
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Lecture 71 | 07:50 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll know to deal find the probability of certain situations when it comes to experiments. For example the probability of getting a 5 when you roll a die. |
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Lecture 72 | 07:42 | ||
By the end of this lecture, you'll learn how to deal with two experiments running at the same time and how a two-way table helps with the calculations. There's also a worksheet added to this lecture, which tests you on all the topics you've learnt in this chapter. Highly recommend you do this to really cement your learning! |
Hi guys, my name is Adi Chanda. I've been teaching maths for almost 10 years now to students of all ages. My experience has given me some great insights on what works for students and what doesn't. After seeing a number of students struggle with basic high school maths, I decided to upload these step by step instructional videos that take you through some of the basic maths topics.
I decided to create the 'Chanda Academy', with the hopes of one day providing access to these videos to people all around the world, who don't have access to quality education today. I want to harness the power of the internet and bring these courses to anyone and everyone so that there can be more empowered adults in the world going forward.
As for the videos themselves, I only employ methods that have been tried and tested over the years so I'm confident that these will be an invaluable tool for anyone looking for that leg up in their maths knowledge. I have plans to grow the library of videos on Chanda Academy by collaborating with experts in other fields like Science, History etc. in the future. I want it to be a one-stop shop for students worldwide.
Personally, I love teaching Maths to students of all ages so I couldn't think of a better way to make an impact on a global scale. I want to continuously create great resources for you guys, so please feel free to provide any suggestions you may have. I'm going to make up a ton of courses across a wide variety of topics at all levels. If there are specific topics you'd like me to cover definitely let me know.
What are my qualifications?
I have an Electrical Engineering degree and work as a technical product manager in a leading telco company here in Melbourne, Australia, making maths a vital part of my everyday life. I fell into teaching almost accidentally when I was 18; I loved it so much that I decided to start doing it more professionally and have been tutoring ever since. I've had some really great successes over the years but I was dissatisfied with only being able to reach students locally. Then I heard about Udemy...and well as they say the rest is history :)
I love hearing from you guys so please don't be shy and send me a message with whatever's on your mind...doesn't even have to be Maths related :)