Turn a dry factor tree into a beautiful fall math craft project!… More

When factoring polynomials it’s sometimes nice to use a graphic organizer to keep track of all your work. Here’s a free one!… More

A totally fun video on factoring polynomials along with a worksheet for your kids and a super parent-teacher cheat sheet for you!… More

A pseudo review of a book I’ve wanted for a while. *You Can Count on Monsters* by Richard Even Schwartz illustrates the numbers from 1 to 100 – with monsters and factorizations!… More

Is there really math everywhere? Yes indeed – even in wrapping paper! … More

In a previous post, we learned that you don’t have to use a LCM (least common multiple) to find a common denominator to add fractions. In another post, we learned that you can use primes instead of the GCF (greatest common factor) to reduce fractions. And now I’m going to demonstrate that finding the LCM… More

Alright, you might not win friends with this, but the more you can do arithmetic in your head… well… okay, you can’t influence people with it either. Regardless, it’s handy to know and helps with multiplication. Yesterday I posted a couple of videos about factoring numbers into primes. Now it’s time to put those to work.… More

Factoring is traditionally considered an “f-word” for students of math. But it really has its good sides. First, here’s two ways to do it with regular numbers.… More