Colourful Maths! Powers, Logarithms and their graphs

Taught by a Mathematician and professional entertainer and full of colourful animations
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  • Length 1 hour
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

This course is designed to give you an intuitive understanding of Logs and Exponentials in Year 12 Maths Methods. We took all the major concepts and simplified them into plain English using animations and visual effects, not just endless symbols and equations.

It can help you understand questions more thoroughly, concentrate more effectively in your studies and reduce the stress that comes with not understanding the content.

It covers the "Functions and Relations" section but not the calculus section on Logs and Exponentials in VCE Mathematical Methods (CAS).

It is designed for Units 3 and 4 (Year 12) but would also be applicable for Units 1 and 2 (Year 11)


Contents and Overview

This course is aimed at any student who is struggling in Methods. It has tutorials that explain each of the major concepts step by step and in detail.


What am I going to get from this course?

  • The goal of this course is to give you an intuitive understanding of logs and exponentials
  • Revolutionary way of looking at Methods without all the Mathsy language
  • Animations and visual effects to give you a better idea of what all the concepts mean
  • Taught by an educator with degrees in Mathematics/Astrophysics, Philosophy and Classics


Why do students struggle in Maths?

Classes move so fast and cover so many topics that it's easy for them to miss a few key concepts.

Suddenly, Maths is no longer a logical subject but a painful experience where they try to remember how to answer questions rather than actually understanding the content.


How can we help?

We simplify Methods so that they understand the fundamentals of what they are studying and really understand what the question is asking rather than hoping that they remember how to answer it.

Practice is key but there is no point spending hundreds of hours on questions if they don't really know what they are doing: as they simply won't get the results they deserve.


The Solution

Our tutorials contain every major concept in the topic and are full of animations and visual effects and only contain simple, non-technical explanations. They are designed to give students an intuitive understanding of the subject which in turn increases concentration and makes VCE a lot less stressful for everyone.

What are the requirements?

  • Need to know basic algebra

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Lectures full of animations, simple definitions and visual effects
  • An understanding of logs, exponentials and their graphs

What is the target audience?

  • Suitable for any VCE Maths Methods student
  • Any student who wants to learn logs and exponentials!

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
Introduction
Preview
01:40
Section 2: Powers and Exponents
Exponent Laws
Preview
09:42
Section 3: Logarithms
Definition of a Logarithms
05:01
Log Laws
06:07
Using Log Laws
06:14
Section 4: Graphs of Logs and Exponentials
Sketching log and e functions
10:41
Section 5: Bonus Section: What is e?
Understand what e really is
09:44
Section 6: Well done!
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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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