Many math problems boil down to being a choice between two things. Why not try them both out? Continue Reading →

Many math problems boil down to being a choice between two things. Why not try them both out? Continue Reading →

The exchange of currency for goods and services at Chuck E. Cheese – as seen from a 2 year old’s perspective. 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 →

Get this FREE ePacket to help your kids think about how numbers, arithmetic and fractions all got invented! Continue Reading →

My invented and fun method of doing, teaching and/or learning long division. I used the Sumology game from Simply Fun, too! Continue Reading →

In response to a parents report, I “invented” a method of long division while driving home. 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 →

We continue the series explaining the order of operations with a discussion on parenthesis and all the various meanings of this word. You’ll be surprised as to what it can mean! Continue Reading →

Part 1 in the series. The order of operations is a set of rules – like the drivers’ handbook for math. If everyone follows the rules, we’ll all be safe. But if someone makes a bad turn, we could be looking at a crash. Continue Reading →