About Homework Help Secrets
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If you are like me one of the first things you do when you visit a website seeking important information is to click the ‘About Us’ button to see who is behind the website and if their background and knowledge warrants your trust.
My name is Steve Lamb. I have a BS in Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Rolla (in 2008 renamed the Missouri University of Science and Technology or MS&T) and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For the past 35 years I have worked in Research, Development and Manufacturing for various biotechnology companies in the Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food and Feed industries.
I am currently employed as an independent consultant in Biotechnology for the Food and Feed Industries with a visiting scientist appointment at my old alma mater MS&T.
One of the aspects of my career in science that I have enjoyed the most is helping the people that worked for and with me learn and develop new skills and increase their knowledge of science and math.
Over the years I have developed and taught short courses in chemistry for non-chemists, biochemistry for research technicians and statistics and process control mathematics for plant operators.
I have found that most science and math topics can be easily explained and understood when we start from the underlying first principles and build new concepts step-by-step upon these first principles.
The problems come when we try to understand, or when teachers and textbooks try to explain, the complex topics without building them up from first principles.
I think of these first principles and the step-by-step building block process as “Secrets” to understanding science and math, thus the name or our website.
Here are a few examples of our Homework-Help “Secrets”:
- Multiplication should be understood and taught as a code for addition. 3 x 4 is simply 4 added together 3 times (3 x 4 = 4 + 4 + 4)
- Exponents should be understood and taught as a code for multiplication. 23 is simply 2 multiplied by itself 3 times (23 = 2 x 2 x 2)
- In Chemistry the Periodic Table should be understood and taught as an organization of the elements based on Atomic Structure. We start with the Bohr Model (the simplest model of the atom that is fundamentally accurate) and build the atomic structure of the first 20 elements in the Periodic Table. This simple step-by-step building of different elements gives the student the ability to understand how the Periodic Table is organized rather than try to memorize without understanding.
The purpose of this website is to share with you some of the “Secrets” I have learned about science, math and other selected subjects.
I hope you enjoy and benefit from the information presented throughout our website.
My very best wishes for your happiness and success,
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