# Solving for X

Bill Nye The Science Guy is back with a new passion – math! This short-form series is now available on 2 DVDs – *Solving for X: Pre-Algebra, Volume 1 and Solving for X: Algebra I, Volume 1*. By using Bill Nye’s exciting, conceptual approach to learning key mathematical principles, kids can discover how algebra relates to the world around us.

## Bill Nye’s Solving For X: Pre-Algebra, Volume 1

Infinite Fractions, Exponents, Signed Numbers, & Proportional Reasoning

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: Pre-Algebra, Volume 1:**

**Infinite Fractions** – Is that Rachael Ray? Martha Stewart? Good Heavens, it’s Bill Nye, cooking up some fractions. We’ll start out in the kitchen but end up in the Otherworldly Zone where an infinite amount of fractions hide out between one and zero.

**Exponents **- They’re elegant, simple and pretty to look at – Bill takes the Schoolhouse Rock approach and sings “Exponentiality,” a catchy tune celebrating the poetry that awaits us whenever we use the algebraic shorthand known as Exponents.

**Signed Number**s – Bill’s idea of taking us ‘Over The Rainbow” is actually a journey through the Barrier of Zero, where we’ll behold the negative numbers on the other side! But we’ll breathe easier once we see how a number’s negative or positive sign simply tells us in which direction we’ve traveled away from zero.

**Proportional Reasoning** – Bill makes the scene, using proportional reasoning to size up the famous Hollywood sign, which he figures is sure to make him the toast of Tinseltown.

## Bill Nye’s Solving For X: Algebra, Volume 1

Variables, Balancing Equations, Dimensional Analysis, & Linear Equations

Adventures In Algebra!

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!