Math is Only for Busy People! The First Ever Mr. D Rant!!!

Podcast 21

Mr. D on a rant?  Yes, well at least he thinks he is.  Mr. D confronts and tackles the thing that gets to him from time to time.  People are busy. People are out to accomplish great things.  Those same busy people who are out to accomplish have to deal with this at some point in their lives. “I am so busy, I don’t have time for math.”  Are you up to something big in life and already a busy person? Are you someone who has a young person or are that young person who going to college and will make a difference in the world?  If yes, you will have to confront the unconfrontable!  This podcast is for anyone who has ever said that out loud or even had the thought.  Find out why, if you’re already someone who is busy, which you likely are, there is a way to include math and have the time to get the math done.

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Math was Easier When it Was Just Letters!

Podcast #20

Math was Easier When it Was Just Letters? What does that mean? Mr. D has lost it again! Or has he? Mr. D sees it the other way around. Math was easier when it was just letters, then someone added numbers.  What if students understood the concept and then did examples.  Think of how many times have you or a young person wondered; “What does π equal?” While most people say 3.14, that is only approximately what π is equal to. During this podcast Mr. D will give you a great math experiment you can do at home and discover exactly what π is equal to.  By the end of this podcast you will also be able to solve this problem.  “A rectangle has a perimeter of P.  What is the length L if the rectangle if the width is W?” You will see why letters in math teach concepts of math, while numbers provide practice sometimes leaving out the concept!

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Is The Mean Really Mean?

Podcast #19


The Mean is Mean?  What does that Mean?  Oh my, 3 times the word “Mean” is used and each has a different definition.  What in the world is Mr. D thinking this week.  Get ready for a guided tour into the world of statistics and measures of central tendency.  Discover what the “mean” means and whether or not is really is a meanie!  You will be surprised on a dry subject like measures of central tendency can come to life all in a podcast!  You will also learn about 2 kinds of means, the median and the mode.  If you are giving your young a person a grade for a course, Mr. D will guide you through which one to use and why! Find out more about…Tune in now!!!

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Step 2 to Creating a Self-Directed Learner

Podcast #18

Get ready for Step 2 to Creating a Self-Directed Learner.  If you missed Step 1 to Creating a Self-Directed Learner, check out Podcast #3 on the Mr. D Math and More Channel.  What do we want most for our children to get out of their education?  The answer is we want them to be self-directed learners.  Step 2 shows parents and young people how to create “The Plan.”  Not just “A Plan”, but “The Plan.”  Mr. D uses this process in his own life, with his children as well as students taking his Life Skills 4 Teens courses. Mr. D’s background in psychology and child development especially in the Teen and Tween years gives you insight into how to make your young person a self-directed learner!

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Play the 10% Game


Podcast #17

Why does 10% seem to be such a commonly used percent?  What does percent mean anyway?  Can you find 10% 0f 24 in your head?  What about 15% of 24 quickly and in your head?  If you want to find out more about playing the 10% game and how to do percents quickly, easily and in your head, the next 15 minutes of listening pleasure is just for you! Join Mr. D as he gives you the step by step instruction on how to answer the questions already asked and much more.  Mental math at it’s finest!

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Choosing a Standardized Test!

Podcast #16

It is that time of year again.  Which test will your young person be taking?  Do you wonder if you have a choice?  Do you wonder why students have to take tests?  Does every institution or state want the same test given?  Join Mr. D as he tackles these questions and much more.  He will guide you through why tests are given and how to determine what test is best for your family.  Mr. D himself is a test preparation expert!

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What Are The Odds?

Podcast #15

Has someone ever said to you “The odds of that happening are …?”  The chances are the person saying this may not know what they are actually saying.  Are they referring to the odds in favor or the odds against something happening?  Are they really talking about the odds or are they talking about the probability or something completely different?  Join Mr. D as he guides you through what “the odds” actually means and how to use them in a conversation.  Find out how the odds are different from probability and how you can determine the probability by knowing the odds. Probability has become a popular new kind of question on the SAT and ACT. The more you know about how the odds and probability works, the better.  You may be surprised to find you have been saying “the odds are …” when you meant something totally different!

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Test Your Luck Using Probability!

Test Your Luck Using Probability!

Podcast #14

Do you consider yourself to be someone who has luck?  Is it luck or is there more to it?  Join Mr. D as he guides you through probability, how it works and some fun experiments you can do at home with the whole family.  During the podcast Mr. D will also tell you how to get a video from his curriculum website you can watch with your family about probability.  Probability has become a popular new kind of question on the SAT and ACT.  The more you know about how it works, the better.  You may be surprised with the results from your experimental probabilities at home too!

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Math – When am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff?

Math – When am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff?

Podcast #13

Join Mr. D as he tackles the question that has been asked by everyone at least once along way: “Math – When am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff?” If your young person has asked you this question or if you have asked yourself this question, Mr. D will guide you through an answer to that question.  Find out what Mr. D says are the “musts” you need to know in math.  You will also discover what Mr. D thinks about upper level math and why people need to learn it even if they may not use it in the future.  This podcast is great for the whole family!

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Creating Your 2017 with Mr. D and a Very Special Guest!

Creating Your 2017 with Mr. D and a Very Special Guest!

Podcast #12

Join Mr. D with his very special guest Annette Saldana from Irresistible Requests. Annette has been a professional business woman for more than 20 years.  She has worked with large corporations as well as individuals with new ideas (like me).  I was fortunate enough to have had Annette as my business coach when Mr. D Math was born!  Annette will guide you through her 2017 New Year Context Creator.  Learn from a master how to create your year and have the people in your lives do the same. You will be able to download the context creator as well.  You will love this podcast!!!

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