Tag Archives: division

Chuck E. Cheese & Math

Chuck E. Cheese & Math

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

PEMDAS and a Stupid Arbitrary Rule

PEMDAS and a Stupid Arbitrary Rule

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! More

Free Activity Packet – How Your Kids Can Ponder Numbers

Free Activity Packet – How Your Kids Can Ponder Numbers

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

Long Division with Sumology Number Tiles

Long Division with Sumology Number Tiles

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

Long Division with Playing Cards

Long Division with Playing Cards

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

The Order of Operations Explained: Multiplication and Division

The Order of Operations Explained: Multiplication and Division

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.More

The Order of Operations Explained: Exponents, Multiplication and Addition

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!More

The Order of Operations Explained: Parenthesis

The Order of Operations Explained: Parenthesis

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!More

The Order of Operations Explained: Intro and Mnemonics

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.More

Two Reasons to Memorize Math Facts

Two Reasons to Memorize Math Facts

Some people believe that math facts shouldn’t be memorized. Here are two reasons they should.More