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The Distributive Law

October9

Growing Students of Mathematics need to understand some fundamental laws that are integral to the subject. Knowing how these laws work help with accuracy in solving problems. The Distributive Law is a key one to learn. Its use goes way back to the 1800s and it explains how we use parentheses ( ) in Algebra. […]

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Substituting – may the Algebraic Force be with you!

September16

This H3 ppt is free for download and distribution and is an introduction to the power of Algebraic Substitution – a critical skill for doing well in senior math. Here is the ppt: Substituting into an equation

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Algebraic Expressions and Main Operators

August29

A key knowledge of how Algebraic Expressions and Operators work is fundamental to improving grades in Middle School Mathematics – and really helpful for older students too! This free H3 Powerpoint explains the main definitions used in Algebra and also links to some interesting short videos. In addition (pun intended), the Powerpoint also has a […]

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You CAN learn Anything…

August20
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Substituting into an expression with accuracy

March18

It does sound easy, but many students lack accuracy when substituting values into an algebraic expression. H3 finds that there is greater success by using brackets when putting the values in. This will ensure that the signs are worked out correctly, using the BEMA rules! Here is an example: You can download the free ppt […]

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Mathematics Puzzles

November19

I don’t know about you, but solving puzzles is great mathematical fun, including the logic ones. This site by Maths is FunĀ has a range of great puzzles for you to try in your spare time!

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Getting Basic Algebra Skills with Dragon Box

November18

“This app is absolutely fantastic at teaching the fundamentals of algebra. I was surprised at how quickly my 7 year old progressed from avatar like dragons to negative numbers and pro numerals. Now to get my class onto this great app.”

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Why we love equations, especially simple ones!

September19

This 50min youtube video from the BBC is a great overview of the use of equations in Mathematics and Science. Click on the image of Einstein’s famous equation below to gain a greater understanding of the exciting world of equations (PS: first half of video is probably the best):

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Forever blowing bubbles, mathematically speaking…

June30

Robert I. Saye, a PhD student in applied mathematics, andĀ James A Sethian, professor of mathematics at University of California, Berkeley, have come up with a set of mathematical equations to describe how the bubbles in foam rearrange themselves. The problem with describing foams mathematically has been that the evolution of a bubble cluster a few […]

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Get the Math

May22
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