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 →

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 →

The Order of Operations series comes to a conclusion with a discussion of addition, subtraction and how textbooks often disagree! 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 →

Next in the series explaining the order of operations is this discussion on exponents and everything this includes. And roots and logs are in this one! 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 →