Tutor.com Linear Equations Session

Nov. 4, 2012

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Session Transcript - Math - Algebra, 9/26/2012 7:57PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 9/26/2012 7:57PM
Length: 25.1 minute(s)
Subject: Math - Algebra


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Christina (Customer)
[00:00:00] I want to learn the next thing to solving equations.

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:00:16] Hi, Welcome back to tutor.com
[00:00:33] It looks like you want to work on solving equations.

Christina (Customer)
[00:00:55] Yes, please (:
[00:01:07] Welcome back?

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:01:28] It looks like you have been to tutor.com before - though mostly for help with English/Writing
[00:01:33] Is that right?

Christina (Customer)
[00:01:42] Yes (: How did you know that?

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:02:01] We get notes on every student when we accept a lesson so we know how to best help you.

Christina (Customer)
[00:02:09] Ohhh I see..

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:02:14]
[00:02:35] Do you have specific problems that you want to work on tonight? Like from a book or a homework assignment?

Christina (Customer)
[00:03:20] No, I was previously doing a lesson on solving equations, and I wanted to learn something a little bit more advanced.

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:03:44] Okay, I will have to give you a few basic problems just to see what you are ready for.

Christina (Customer)
[00:03:56] Okay

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:04:11] Do you think you can tackle the one on the board?

Christina (Customer)
[00:04:21] Yep

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:04:54] Too easy for you!

Christina (Customer)
[00:05:05] Hahah, a little bit (:

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:05:32] How about that one?

Christina (Customer)
[00:05:58] Is this right so far?

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:06:01] Hmmm.
[00:06:20] Tell me what you chose to do for your first step. I think you have the right idea.

Christina (Customer)
[00:06:37] Umm.. here they have division..
[00:06:55] So I tried to do the opposite operation, multiplication.
[00:07:05] OHHH

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:07:09] Right! Multiplication is the right step

Christina (Customer)
[00:07:10] I think I see what I did wrong

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:07:30] Getting closer!
[00:07:39] But you are still off just a little.

Christina (Customer)
[00:07:52] Why is it wrong?

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:08:19] The left side is perfect.

Christina (Customer)
[00:08:20] I don't understand..

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:08:38] This is me showing that you multiplied both sides by 2

Christina (Customer)
[00:08:44] Yes

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:08:48] You knew that 2 x 9 = 18

Christina (Customer)
[00:08:54] What you have to do to one side, you do to the other, right?
[00:08:59] Yes

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:09:04] But, when you do 2 x (3x/2) the 2s cancel.

Christina (Customer)
[00:09:29] Oh, I forgot about that..

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:09:32] That leaves just 3x on the left side
[00:09:43] I think you can take it from here though, right?

Christina (Customer)
[00:10:31] Sorry.. my writing is not the best on the computer

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:10:52] Your writing is pretty good since you are using a mouse! Nice work on the problem by the way.
[00:10:56] Should we try another one like that?

Christina (Customer)
[00:11:06] Yes, please (:
[00:11:22] Are you using a mouse on computer too, or the writing pad?

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:11:30] mouse

Christina (Customer)
[00:11:33] ohh
[00:11:45] Well, in that case, its pretty good, also (:

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:11:55] Thank you.

Christina (Customer)
[00:11:56] Whoa.. how did you do that? LOL
[00:12:05] The black thing all over the board

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:12:15] I was trying to click the pencil tool and I missed and got the bucket of paint.

Christina (Customer)
[00:12:23] Oh, hahah (:
[00:12:38] Okay, I'll try this problem

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:13:26] ooh, catching on quickly
[00:13:28] Nice work.
[00:13:34] Should we try for a harder one?

Christina (Customer)
[00:13:39] LOL. Yes, please!

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:14:46] There you go...just a tiny bit harder

Christina (Customer)
[00:15:27] Okay

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:17:07] You are getting good! I think we have time for one more - is your brain up to it?

Christina (Customer)
[00:17:33] Yep!

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:17:43] Okay...
[00:18:33] Are you up to the challenge?

Christina (Customer)
[00:18:53] I'll try (:

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:20:22] That is correct! You are on fire.

[00:20:41] URL > http://www.algebralab.org/lessons/lesson.aspx?file=algebra_onevariablemultistep.xml

Christina (Customer)
[00:20:48] WHOOO!! (:

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:21:02] Yeah, you deserve to celebrate!
[00:21:34] Now, unfortunately, I have to go help other students. It wouldn't be fair to hang out with someone so smart like you when there are others really struggling....but...
[00:21:48] I am going to leave you the link to this web page. Can you see it on the board?

Christina (Customer)
[00:21:54] Yes (;
[00:22:00] What is that website for?

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:22:12] This page has the next step up in harder equations.

Christina (Customer)
[00:22:17] Oh...

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:22:21] The first part will give you examples.
[00:22:27] Then if you scroll down...

Christina (Customer)
[00:22:37] OHHH They explain it!

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:22:56] Yep! And there is a set of practice problems that you can type in your answer and see if you are correct.

Christina (Customer)
[00:23:04] Ohhh
[00:23:17] Okay, I'll check out the website right now (:

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:23:48] Awesome! Then, if you still want more practice - come on back. There will be a tutor waiting to be impressed by your math brain.
[00:23:59] Thanks for using tutor.com .
[00:24:20] Have a great night.

Christina (Customer)
[00:24:45] Okay, you too!
[00:24:51] Bye (: Thanks for helping me!

Amanda D (Tutor)
[00:24:57] bye - any time!