# Tag Archives: exponents

### Teaching Square Roots with a Non-PC Analogy

What do you think about this analogy I use when teaching square roots and other manipulations of radicals? It’s pretty non-PC, but it seems to work. Continue Reading →

### Math Branded Rhinestone Transfers

I’ve been wearing math bling t-shirts for a while now. And finally I’ve gotten with someone who can make them for everyone! Continue Reading →

### Roots – Exponents and Culture

This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is “Roots” – and it couldn’t be more perfect for math! Continue Reading →

### Math Picture Book: One Grain of Rice

This is a new, and beautiful, take on the classic story of doubling your pay every day for 30 days. Continue Reading →

### Exponents of Negative Numbers

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 →

Your math book might show stuff using letters, but when it comes to helping students learn, using the numbers is more important. Continue Reading →

### The Order of Operations Explained: Exponents

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 →

### How to Remember Exponent Rules without Brain Ooze

This post is by request from @corrincross. Exponent rules are hard. Well, they are hard to remember, anyhow. But there’s an easy way that won’t make your brain ooze – and that’s doing a mini-experiment each time you have to deal with them. First remember what an exponent really is. It’s a shortcut for multiplication. Check… Continue Reading →

### Those Pesky Exponents – How to Distribute Exponents over Multiplication

Remember that you can distribute multiplication over addition? You can also distribute exponents over multiplication. Continue Reading →