That math course is an introduction to the first tool for mathematics: the simpler numbers that are the natural integers.
These are the numbers we use to count, and they are introduced in a progressive way, beginning with counting on our fingers, and ending with the biggest numbers we can imagine.
By the end of that course, you will be able to manipulate the natural integers through they concrete representations, the decimal and the exponential notations.
You will also be ready for the rest of our series about Practical Mathematics, beginning with ‘’Practical Mathematics I: The Numbers’’.
To enter that course, you will need only the knowledge of a child of sixth degree.
There are two main lectures, one with the beginning of the counting operation, and the second one that leads you to count ever further and that formalizes the addition.
In that introductary lecture, the content of the course is announced, as well as the fact that it is a prequel of a series about "Practical Mathematics".
We begin this mathematics course with the first mathematical activity: counting. In mathematicians' wording, it mean exploring the positive integers.
It is done progressively. We start from counting on the fingers to count the population of the World.Scilab is used as a tool to count further than by heart.
This is the recapitulative conclusion of the course, that opens to the rest of the series about Practical Mathematics.
This a sample of the Promo video, so that you may download it… and shareit!
Fabienne Chaplais is 57, and lives in Paris, France.
She is married and has three children.
She obtained the French highest degree to teach mathematics at undergraduate level. This means that she is very accurate in mathematics and in teaching them to anyone from the beginners to the undergraduate level.
She then turned to an Engineer’s career for about 30 years.
She became an expert in R&D, especially when using applied mathematics and scientific programming in high level languages such as Matlab and Scilab.
She notably worked on satellites guidance, shuttle accosting and reentry .She applied her exoertise to implementing various complex algorithms such as Kalman filters and fuzzy logic.
After that, she worked in the railway industry, on automatic urban transportation systems for Paris and New York. After various R&D projects including error correcting Viterbi encoding and decoding as well as formal method based B language, she became an expert in safety analysis involving many specialized sharp inductive and deductive approach, including probability calculations.
She then founded Mathedu with her husband, a Researcher in Control Science.
Mathedu aims to teach mathematics from a practical point of view.
The idea is to let the students be in action with a very pragmatic approach, using its computer with Scilab installed as a laboratory.
Then and only then, the link with theory is done, in a very progressive way.
Learning maths with us will let you find the subject easy, so that you will no more understand why mathematics were so hard to understand before…