When the why is clear, the how is easy When you feel like quitting, think about why you started When your why is big enough, you will find your how Mark Twain said, "The two most important days of your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why." Video: . From ...more
About Donna Blankenbecler
Graduated from UGA and I have taught high school math for the past 15 years. I post Math instructional videos on YouTube in order to help my students and other folks. <br/>You can also find me on Pinterest
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In order to be considered alive, an object must have these traits. Video: . The organism must be made of cells. Have the ability to grow and develop. Have the ability to reproduce and produce offspring. The living organism must contain DNA. The organism must use energy for dai ...more
Facilitated diffusion is a type of passive transport in which a cell can move larger objects into and out of the cell. Video: . Facilitated DiffusionWelcome to MooMooMath and Science In this video I would like to talk about facilitated diffusion Facilitated diffusion is a type ...more
What are macromolecules? Cells of the body have four main macromolecules that help keep the cell alive and functioning properly. The four macromolecules are carbohydrates,lipids,proteins, and nucleic acids. Video: . A macromolecule is a large molecule formed when elements and ...more
What is a protein?Proteins are essential for your cells and body. These are over 100 types of proteins but what is a protein? Video: . Proteins are long strands of amino acids There are 20 types of amino acids to create proteins DNA is transcribed into an RNA transcript and th ...more
What are ribosomes. Ribosomes are small protein factories found in cells. They are located in the cytoplasm and on the ER See the small dots on the ER and in the cytoplasm Video: . Here is how the ribosome makes a protein. In the cytoplasm DNA is transcribed to RNA The ribosom ...more
Why is the cytoplasm important to a cell? Video: . Cytoplasm is referred as cytosol, It is a clear,jelly like substance. It is a little thicker than an egg white. Think of cytoplasm as the water in the pool A pool does not function well without the water filling it up. The o ...more
You should avoid these insects Red Harvestor Ant Although this southwestern united states ant is small it can pack a punch. On the schmidt stinging scale it rates as a 3. Compare that to a yellowjacket that only scores a 2. Bull Ant These ants are big ants. These ants found ...more
In order to solve equations correctly you need tofollow the correct order of operations. An easy way to remember this correct order is to use PEMDAS In this video I work several example order of operation problems. Video: . For more on PEMDAS see, ORDER of OPERATIONS
Learn how to multiply and divide fractions. In order to multiply fractions you multiply the numerators and denominators, and then simplify. In order to divide fractions you keep,change the sign, and flip the second fraction,and then simplify the fraction. Video: .
In this video you will learn how to calculate the radius,diameter, and volume of a sphere given the volume. Video: .
Use the STOP method in order to make the one step equations easy. The stop stands for, S is separate T is get the variable totally alone O complete the opposite operation P Please check your work Video: . The video shows how to solve a one step equation with addition,subtracti ...more
Changing from standard form to vertex form-Quadratic Equations Standard form = ax^2 +bx+c=y Vertex form = a(x-h)^2 +k =y The video gives step by step directions for converting from standard to vertex form. Video: . Transcript Hi welcome to MooMooMath Today we are going to tal ...more
The video reviews how to find the radius of a sphere given the volume. For example, find the radius of a sphere with a volume of 72 meters squared. The volume formula is 4/3 pi r cubed. In order to solve for the radius you have to undo the formula. Video: .
In this video I show how to subtract integers by using counters. The counters help you visualize the process of subtracting integers. If you struggle with remembering how to subtract positive and negative numbers,this video will help. Video: . The counters are helpful because ...more
In this video I will go over how to solve unit rate problems. Video: . Lets first go over we solve for unit rate. Step 1. Set up a proportion equal to one unit. For example: If 8 oranges cost 40 cents, what is the cost of 1 orange? Step 2. Next, cross multiply Step 3. Solve fo ...more
An outlier is a number in a data set that is much smaller or larger than the other numbers in the data set. Video: .
In this video you will learn to add and subtract integers. Follow these simple steps to add and subtract integers. Video: .
In this video you will learn how to identify the faces,edges, and vertices of a 3D solid. Video: . The face of a solid is the flat surface. The edge is where two faces meet, and the vertices is the point where two or more edges meet.
Learn how to solve basic two step equations. Video: . Solving two step equations. When solving a two-step equation you will need to perform two steps in order to solve the equation. When solving a two -step equation you want only variables on one side of the equal sign and nu ...more
In this video you will learn about slope intercept form. Video: . Today we are going to look at slope intercept form of a line. What form is that in? It is in form, y = mx + b m = slope of the line b = y intercept What is a y intercept? It is the point in which the y crosses t ...more
This video reviews several weak study habits, and then reviews some great study habits. Video: . In this video you will review weak study habits, and then some great study habits Examples of weak study habits Heavy emphasis on highlighting Passive reading and rereading Gla ...more
In this video you will learn how to calculate percentage change between two numbers. The formula you can use is new value minus the old value/old value times 100 A positive number will be a percent increase, and a negative number will be a percent decrease. Video: .
In this video learn how to convert a decimal to a fraction Video: . Learn how to convert a decimal to a fraction Step 1 Create a fraction Step 2. The numerator will be the number to the right of the decimal point Step 3. The denominator becomes the value of the last number Fin ...more
How do you tell if data is discrete or continuous? Video: . Discrete data is data that has distinguishable spaces between values. Often it is data that is counted. On a graph the ordered pairs are at specific locations, so the graph is not connected, but only points Some examp ...more
One of the important areas of school success is being able to read effectively. This reading strategy that uses your hand as a guide, can help you understand more of what you are reading and can help improve your grades. If follows a old reading strategy called P Q R S T , bu ...more
Use this video flowchart to help determine if a number is a rational or irrational number. Video: .
In this video you will learn how to set up and solve a proportion word problem. Video: . First we are going to set up a proportion, where we have the same units on top and matching units on the bottom. Then we will solve the proportion using our cross multiplication, set thos ...more
Use these 9 Study Tips to improve your performance in school. Video: . Study Skill # 1 While reading assigned text instead of highlighting summarize sections in the margins of the book, or you can use a sticky note for the summaries. Study Skill # 2 Have a goal for reading. ...more
In this video I will focus on converting units of measure. Video: . In this video I convert 5 feet to meters. In this example I only know that 12 inches are in a foot, and the 1 inch equals 2.54 centimeters. The second conversion is miles to kilometers.
In this video I demonstrate 5 methods for memorizing new material for tests and quizzes. Video: . I demonstrate each technique by memorizing the first 25 states of the United States. The five methods are,create a sentence, mnemonic devise, draw a picture,sing a song, and final ...more
Do you need to improve your grades? Maybe you want to keep the same grades but reduce your amount of study time? These study habits and tips are what top students practice on a daily basis. Video: . Find one or two habits you can begin today, and do this once a month, and your ...more
In this video I demonstrate a system for memorizing numbers. Video: . I have found it helps to memorize numbers if you can convert the number into a picture. I convert each number into a picture and then create a story to go along with the pictures. I was able to memorize all ...more
In this video you will learn to use the discount formula to calculate the purchase price from a discount and sales tax. Video: .
In this video you will learn the basics of reading a box and whisker plot. Video: .
In this video you will learn how to create a frequency table for a data set that has a wide range. The key to the frequency table is to create intervals for your frequency table. Video: .
In this video you will learn two methods for converting a Quadratic equation from Standard form to Vertex form. Video: . Changing from Standard Form to Vertex Form. Step by step directions and helpful video detailing how to change from standard form to vertex form
In this video you will learn how to find the surface area of an octagonal prism Use the formula 2 times base area + Lateral area Step 1. In order to find the base area you will need to find the apothem using the central angle and then trig to find the apothem. Step 2. Plug t ...more
In this video you will learn how to use your hands in order to multiply 6,7,8, and 9. The trick is easy, and effective. Check the video out. Video: . Times tables Tricks - Use your hands to multiply numbers. Learn to use your hands to multiply 6,7,8,9 and 10. With a little pra ...more
In this video you will learn how to divide fractions using "Keep Change Flip" Video: .