On this page, you will find several animated PowerPoint
presentations that help you to understand basic mathematics better.
They are easy to use and fun to watch, but it may take a while to
download for the first time. You may prefer to download the viewing
software when you are not in a hurry, and then enjoy the shows
later. Since PowerPoint is a Microsoft product, it will work better
with Internet Explorer.
If you do not have PowerPoint installed on your computer, you can
download the viewer below.
Download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.
1. Click one of the following titles that interests you most.
2. When you see the new screen, right click anywhere on the slide
and then choose "Full screen" from the
3. If you need to stop or rewind at any point, right click again.
Subtraction of integers:
This show explains how to add and
subtract positive and negative numbers with a toy car moving on a
Ocean of Zeros:
This show explains how to multiply
and divide positive and negative numbers. The numbers are
represented by color fish in an ocean, and you need to watch the
show to find out why it is called an ocean of zeros.
Solving simple equations
with a pan balance:
This show explains how to solve for
the unknown x in a
simple equation. The approach is very visual and it makes sense even
to math anxious.
This part talks about:
Definition of fractions
Addition of fractions
Subtraction of fractions.
This part continues to talk about
the multiplication and division of
To view the following movies, you need to have Flash
Player 6 installed on your web browser.
here to install (for Internet Explorer).
and the unit circle
for Calculus (only chapter 7 and 11 are
available at this point)