A Practical Online Math Program
Number Success demonstrates where math is used in The Real World
Math Teachers: All winners of National Science Foundation For Excellence in Mathematics
|Book 1 - Addition||Book 7 - Calculator Achievement|
|Book 2 - Subtraction||Book 8 - Life-Skills Math Power|
|Book 3 - Multiplication||Book 9 - Algebra 1|
|Book 4 - Division||Book 10 - Algebra 2|
|Book 5 - Fraction||Book 11 - Geometry (coming soon)|
|Book 6 - Decimals & Percents||Book 12 - Trigonometry|
Number Success is a unique free online math program in which numerous real-life situations are used to demonstrate the many practical applications of math for either self-directed or teacherdirected learning.
A constant complaint of students is, "Where will I ever use this math?" Throughout the series, Number Success answers that question with on-site scenes from across America, overseas, underwater, outer space, and practical workbook problem-solving. This constant reinforcement of math with real-world application at the same time students are learning, motivates them to learn and apply what they are studying. Number Success online program is an extremely valuable tool that presents real-life math into all levels of mathematics from elementary to college level.
Throughout this series students are shown step-by-step procedures by award-winning mathematics teachers. This is followed by author, Carl Sommer, who provides on-location scenes with real-life application. This constant reinforcement between math and the real world enables students to gain a new appreciation for what they are learning; for when math makes sense, it increases meaning. Students are then given various problems in the workbook to solve. When the unit is completed, there is commonly a review and test. If students are unable to grasp the material, additional reviews and tests are available.
Connecting math to students' lives is critical if we want them to excel in mathematics. In addition to showing math's relevance throughout all its workbooks, Number Success presents problems in which students must analyze and use logical and critical thinking skills to find solutions. Various problem-solving strategies are used in the workbooks: word problems, diagrams, drawings, tables, charts, and graphs. In real-world problem solving, students must first understand the problem, think of a solution, carry out the solution, and then determine if the solution solves the problem. This constant application of practical problem solving enhances critical and logical thinking skills. Presenting real-world examples throughout the workbook problems and video presentations will enable students to gain a great appreciation for mathematics.
Teachers and parents will greatly benefit with this real-world practical problem-solving program, for it will motivate students to want to learn math.