I’ve always wondered, “Why is the y-intercept called b?” And just today I discovered the answer! Continue Reading →

I’ve always wondered, “Why is the y-intercept called b?” And just today I discovered the answer! Continue Reading →

The latest and coolest in math games helps kids practice order of operations and other algebra plays. Continue Reading →

Tricks to do math are only useful if used by their creator. Do your best to refrain from giving tricks to students. Continue Reading →

Do your children read Highlights Magazine? Check out a new way to look at one of the math puzzles! Continue Reading →

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! Continue Reading →

I mailed thank you notes for Daughter’s birthday gifts the other day. And wouldn’t you know it, using the stamps involved algebra! Continue Reading →

Introduce your children (and yourself) to the commutative and associative properties by starting with some fun toys. Get crazy and get weird! Continue Reading →

Last week’s article on the order of operations included a quick mention that division is the same as multiplication – but different. Now’s the time to explain that a bit. Continue Reading →

Next in the series explaining the order of operations is this discussion on the relation of exponents, addition and multiplication and how to remember the order of operations… the natural way! Continue Reading →

Math concepts are everywhere. Identifying them when you see them can make teaching math a breeze. Here’s one place to find some math concepts: at the dinner table! Continue Reading →