WINNER: Parents' Choice Recommendation, 2009
Bill Nye The Science Guy is back with a new passion - math! In this original, all-new series, Bill teaches algebraic principles such as fractions, exponents, and proportions in colorful and unexpected ways. By using Bill Nye’s exciting conceptual approach to learning key mathematic principles, kids everywhere can discover how algebra relates to the world around us. Solving For X has never been easier!
Concepts addressed in Solving for X: Algebra I, Volume 1:
Variables - She called herself “Y.” Teary-eyed, one evening she appeared unannounced at his office, asking Detective Nye to uncover the true identity of “X” – who like her, was clearly another unknown. One thing was for sure: X and Y were variables.
Balancing Equations - Bill ponders the sweetness of balancing equations. But no matter how many cupcakes are actually hiding in each of those boxes, you know he’s still gonna want . . . just . . . one . . . more.
Dimensional Analysis - Bill hits the road to show us how we can zip through algebraic questions involving things like speed, distance and time, just by putting those units of measurement to work. How far is it to Grandma’s house anyway? I’m ready for lunch.
Linear Equations - Bill takes us on a Bowling field trip to fire some linear functions down the alley. Constant rates of change and fun for the whole family!