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Professor James A. Sellers, Ph.D.

Professor James A. Sellers
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
If you are shaky on basic math facts, algebra will be harder for you than it needs to be. Spend every day reviewing flashcards of math facts, and you will be surprised at how much better at math you are!
Dr. James A. Sellers is Professor of Mathematics and Director of Undergraduate Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics from The University of Texas at San Antonio and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Penn State. In the past few years, Professor Sellers has received the Teresa Cohen Mathematics Service Award from the Penn State Department of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America Allegheny Mountain Section Mentoring Award. More than 60 of Professor Sellers's research articles on partitions and related topics have been published in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals. In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Isaac Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge. Professor Sellers has enjoyed many interactions at the high school and middle school levels. He has served as an instructor of middle-school students in the TexPREP program in San Antonio, Texas. He has also worked with Saxon Publishers on revisions to a number of its high-school textbooks. As a home educator and father of five, he has spoken to various home education organizations about mathematics curricula and teaching issues.
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"Professor Sellers is easily one of the best professors in The Great Courses series. He is a great teacher and presenter. His enthusiasm for teaching mathematics is infectious and the student cannot help but engage and immerse himself in the lessons."

 

"Professor Sellers does an excellent job in presenting the topics necessary in order to succeed in higher mathematics.  Dr. Sellers' sincere enthusiasm and pleasing personality make this a most enjoyable course."

 

"Professor Sellers is simply born to teach mathematics. He clearly loves the material and wants you to love it too, but his presentation sets him apart."

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23 Courses and Sets

  1. Algebra I Sale

    Algebra I

    James A. Sellers
    Save up to $275.00 Starting at $84.95 $99.95 $84.95$99.95
    Algebra I is an entirely new course designed to meet the concerns of both students and their parents. These 36 accessible lectures make the concepts of first-year algebra-including variables, order of operations, and functions-easy to grasp. For anyone wanting to learn algebra from the beginning, or for anyone needing a thorough review, Professor James A. Sellers will prove to be an inspirational and ideal tutor....
  2. Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics

    Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics

    James A. Sellers
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    Whether you're a high-school student preparing for the challenges of higher math classes, an adult who needs a refresher in math to prepare for a new career, or someone who just wants to keep his or her mind active and sharp, there's no denying that a solid grasp of arithmetic and prealgebra is essential in today's world. In Professor James A. Sellers' engaging course, Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics, you...
  3. Algebra II Sale

    Algebra II

    James A. Sellers
    Save up to $275.00 Starting at $84.95 $99.95 $84.95$99.95
    Make sense of Algebra II in the company of master educator and award-winning Professor James A. Sellers. Algebra II gives you all the tools you need to thrive in a core skill of mathematics. In 36 engaging half-hour lectures, Professor Sellers walks you through hundreds of problems, showing every step in their solution and highlighting the most common missteps made by students. Designed for learners of all ages,...
  4. (Set) Essentials of Mathematics Set

    (Set) Essentials of Mathematics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,199.60 Starting at $2,199.60 $2,584.60 $2,199.60$2,584.60
    Whether you're trying to help a student succeed in high-school math or are endeavoring to improve your own mathematical abilities, this eight-course set makes the ultimate learning library. Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics creates proficiency in the math of everyday life and the key skills necessary to unlock the door to more advanced areas of study. Geometry shows how to read, write, think, and communicate...
  5. (Set) Fundamentals of Math & Geometry  Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Math & Geometry

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  6. (Set) Algebra I & Algebra II  Set on sale

    (Set) Algebra I & Algebra II

    James A. Sellers
    Save up to $571.00 Starting at $151.90 $178.90 $151.90$178.90
    Master the fundamental concepts and applications of high-school algebra in this two-course set designed to appeal to anyone interested in grasping an essential branch of mathematics. Algebra I makes the concepts of first-year algebra—including variables, order of operations, and functions—easy to grasp. Algebra II takes a similar approach to concepts in second-year algebra such as matrices, polynomials,...
  7. (Set) High School Level Algebra I & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear  Set

    (Set) High School Level Algebra I & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Now your students can master two basic mathematics fields with the insights and explanations featured in these two accessible courses. First, in Algebra I, they'll learn the concepts and procedures of first-year algebra—whether they're looking to learn from the beginning or simply needing a thorough review. Then, in Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear, they'll take an absorbing look at the fundamentals of...
  8. (Set) Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics & Secrets of Mental Math  Set

    (Set) Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics & Secrets of Mental Math

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  9. (Set)  Algebra I & Geometry Set

    (Set) Algebra I & Geometry

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  10. (Set) How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition  & High School Level Algebra I  Set

    (Set) How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition & High School Level Algebra I

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $574.90 $499.90$574.90
    Transform your students' lives and give them the keys to success with this two-course set. Students will learn vital skills that will carry them through high school, college, and well into the challenges of adult life with How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition. And they'll finally grasp all the major concepts of first-year algebra—including variables, order of operations, and functions—with the...
  11. (Set)  Algebra I & Analysis and Critique Set

    (Set) Algebra I & Analysis and Critique

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Whether you are a current student looking for a boost in your core-curriculum or a life-long learner who wants to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation into the world of complex mathematics, as well as improve your writing skills, this two-course set of Algebra I and How to Engage and Write About Anything will provide the groundwork and insight to take you to the next level.
  12. (Set) Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics & How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition   Set

    (Set) Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics & How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $394.90 Starting at $394.90 $454.90 $394.90$454.90
  13. (Set)  Mathematics Describing the Real World & Algebra I Set

    (Set) Mathematics Describing the Real World & Algebra I

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  14. (Set)  Understanding Calculus II & Algebra II Set

    (Set) Understanding Calculus II & Algebra II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  15. (Set) Your Guide to High School Math  Set

    (Set) Your Guide to High School Math

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,494.75 Starting at $1,494.75 $1,754.75 $1,494.75$1,754.75
  16. (Set)  Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics & The Joy of Set

    (Set) Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics & The Joy of

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  17. (Set) Understanding Calculus: Problems, Solutions, and Tips & Algebra I  Set

    (Set) Understanding Calculus: Problems, Solutions, and Tips & Algebra I

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
    Finally make sense of two fundamental branches of mathematics with this accessible and thorough two-course set delivered by ideal experts and professors. First, immerse yourself in the unrivaled experience of learning—and grasping—calculus with Understanding Calculus: Problems, Solutions, and Tips. Then, continue learning with Algebra I, which is designed to make the concepts of first-year...
  18. (Set) Secrets of Mental Math & High School Level Algebra I  Set

    (Set) Secrets of Mental Math & High School Level Algebra I

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Think mathematics is intimidating? Think again with this insightful and accessible set that pairs two of our highly popular math courses. First, master the essential skills, tips, and tricks for solving a range of math problems right in your head with The Secrets of Mental Math. Then, learn how to finally make sense of concepts from first-year algebra—including variables, order of operations, and...
  19. (Set) Mastering the Fundamentals of Math & Algebra I Set

    (Set) Mastering the Fundamentals of Math & Algebra I

    James A. Sellers
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  20. (Set) Geometry & Algebra II Set

    (Set) Geometry & Algebra II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  21. (Set) Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery & High School Level Algebra I  Set on sale

    (Set) Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery & High School Level Algebra I

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $571.00 Starting at $151.90 $178.90 $151.90$178.90
    Get an essential primer on the core subjects of geometry and algebra in this fundamental course set that opens the door to higher math. In Professor James Tanton's Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery, students learn how to draw inferences from established ideas to build a line of reasoning, rather than start with the result and work backward. And in Professor James Sellers' Algebra I, students learn or...
  22. (Set)  1001, 1002, 1005, 1007, 1018, 1474, 1487 Set on sale

    (Set) 1001, 1002, 1005, 1007, 1018, 1474, 1487

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $1,865.75 Starting at $383.90 $463.90 $383.90$463.90
  23. (Set) Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery & Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics  Set on sale

    (Set) Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery & Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $478.00 Starting at $129.90 $151.90 $129.90$151.90
    Get an essential primer on the fundamentals of geometry, prealgebra, and arithmetic in this course set that is suitable for students, their parents, and other adults who want a refresher in math. In Professor James Tanton's Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery, students learn how to draw inferences from established ideas to build a line of reasoning, rather than start with the result and work backward. And in...