What do you think about this analogy I use when teaching square roots and other manipulations of radicals? It's pretty non-PC, but it seems to work.
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Do you teach transformations? Are they tough to introduce? Try this activity!
I've always wondered, "Why is the y-intercept called b?" And just today I discovered the answer!
Here is a handy way to help students understand what the distributive property is really all about.
When factoring polynomials it's sometimes nice to use a graphic organizer to keep track of all your work. Here's a free one!
Do your children read Highlights Magazine? Check out a new way to look at one of the math puzzles!
Teaching math rules to kids sounds nice, until they follow them blindly - through all their math classes!
A totally fun video on factoring polynomials along with a worksheet for your kids and a super parent-teacher cheat sheet for you!
Your math book might show stuff using letters, but when it comes to helping students learn, using the numbers is more important.
The order of operations is rife with rules created merely for convenience. When teaching these to kids, it's clear how they see it as a stupid arbitrary rule. Because often it is!
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