Did you have PEMDAS crammed down your throat? Did you hate it? Well, perhaps it’s because it’s wrong. Continue Reading →

Did you have PEMDAS crammed down your throat? Did you hate it? Well, perhaps it’s because it’s wrong. Continue Reading →

Absolute Values of numbers might be simple, but when you start using letters with them, watch out! Continue Reading →

PEMDAS is riddled with problems. Here’s a situation where real students were directly affected by this horrid mnemonic. Continue Reading →

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

Do you or your kids get a little lost when trying to deal with powers of negative numbers? Here’s a fun way to teach them. Continue Reading →

Teaching math rules to kids sounds nice, until they follow them blindly – through all their math classes! 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 →

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 →

Grownups are often frustrated when faced with “they made this math rule just to make me mad” – because we secretly believe that it’s true! Where did these rules come from and how are we supposed to teach them? Continue Reading →