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### Course: College Algebra > Unit 7

Lesson 3: Exponential expressions# Creativity break: How do you apply creativity in algebra

Experts share how we can apply creativity in algebra, mathematics, and problem solving. Created by Khan Academy.

## Want to join the conversation?

- Why saad Khan, why not happy Khan? :((20 votes)
- Actually in arabic Saad is derived from a word that means happy(21 votes)

- This is an amazing video

Actually I can relate to what everyone said

Most of us try to cram solutions and mathematics formulas but we never try to understand the concepts

When you learn a topic in math,try to ask your self and your tutor how your knowledge of the skill helps in solving life problems

That way, mathematics will be much more fun to learn ☺️(28 votes) - Do people still use Khan Academy?(0 votes)
- Can you not see the hundreds of questions being asked all the time?(29 votes)

- Since this video doesn't have many comments, I figure I should say this so people don't ask "Why does this matter?". If you are wondering why Algebra is important in life, they explain some reasons in this video, but allow me to expand. The point of math is to test problem solving abilities, and it closely ties in with science because in math, it is crucial you don't make mistakes if you want to get the question right! Just like in science, where if you are doing an experiment, and accidentally mess up a variable, it is likely you will have to restart. Hope this clarifies or helps anyone who is wondering about this kind of stuff. Good luck and stay safe!(7 votes)
- In what jobs do you use algebra.(3 votes)
- If you are a mathematician or an engineer, you could use algebra. However, you could still use algebra in every day life like wanting to know how much money off you get for a percent decrease.(3 votes)

- The first and third person spoke about how we use algebra for cummunication, jobs, etc. and the second person spoke about WHY we need to be creative with algebra. Who spoke about HOW we are creative with algebra. It seems to me that algebra is completely on the analytical side of the brain, not the creative.(0 votes)

## Video transcript

(gentle music) - So if you're trying to
communicate a complex topic, such as mathematics or
a mathematical problem to the general public, who might not be familiar
with the specifics behind that problem, there are many different ways to help you get that concept across. And one of the ways that we do this in mathematical is to use videos and things that are visually
appealing to people. So by using lots of visual aids, so bright colors and cartoons, and word prompts on your screen, you can engage and capture
the audience in different ways that you might not be able to do if you're just speaking in terms of equations and mathematics. - When we're more creative about how we present and
how we talk about math it makes it more relatable to people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and experiences. When we are creative in how we explain or how we
relate mathematical concepts, we can use things from
sports, entertainment, or real world to help
really ground the principles that we're learning and the theories that we're
learning to something relatable. So the more creative we can
be in explaining how math is related to the world around us, how it's related to things
that we are invested in, the more likely it is to resonate
with the people around us. - As soon as a problem is posed our instinct is to find the solution. But remember, often there's
more than one solution and usually there's more
than one path to it. (gentle music)