# Tag Archives: distributive property

### Eric Bolling vs. Scholastic – Both Wrong about the Distributive Property!

Scholastic Publishing has been accused of pushing the liberal agenda by Eric Bolling on Fox News. But Eric Boling is using the wrong argument! Continue Reading →

### The Distributive Property – What Is It, Anyway?

Here is a handy way to help students understand what the distributive property is really all about. Continue Reading →

### Distributive Property Gets Destroyed by the Lattice Method

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

### How Calculators Inhibit Learning the Distributive Property in Algebra

The rule that non-calculator users must apply when doing arithmetic is the distributive property – a fundamental tool for doing algebra. Letting students use them too early will reduce their understanding of Algebra! Continue Reading →

### Those Pesky Exponents – How to Distribute Exponents over Multiplication

Remember that you can distribute multiplication over addition? You can also distribute exponents over multiplication. Continue Reading →

### How to Multiply By Hand Without Hurting Your Brain

The Distributive Property isn’t just an Algebra thing. You can use it for regular numbers. And the more you practice with regular numbers, the better you’ll be in the Algebra! Continue Reading →

### How and When to Cancel Things in Fractions

One of the common errors in algebra is canceling bits in fractions that can’t be canceled. To remember the rule, though, you don’t have to memorize anything. You only have to think of a plain arithmetic problem to compare it. Continue Reading →