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Algebra Study Tips

May3

Check out the Algebra Study Tips here: Example: “Never cheat on a homework assignment, regardless of how easy or how complicated the assignment is.  Homework is an excellent method of studying and it is assigned for a reason.  It is easy to forget a memorized solution, but it is much harder to forget a process for […]

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Where was the ancient capital of Mathematics?

April21

Modern theoretical mathematics is a complex and abstract field. It frustrates and annoys secondary school students in math classes, but also provides the basis for all the technological wonders we enjoy today. Without the incredible mind of a 8th century Muslim mathematician, al-Khawarizmi, the world of math today would look vastly different. But where did […]

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Algebra – Xposed!

March4

“In algebra, x can be anything: 12, -47, a billion—the sky’s the limit. And by the time you finish this book, you’ll be a master at solving for x and a ton of other algebra topics. But can you imagine if when we solved for x, we started by stereotyping it, shutting out a whole […]

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When 2 can sometimes = 1

February24
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Some Common Math Terms

February16
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Operations simplified for growing mathematicians!

August18

Get this right and you get Maths! When working in Algebra (like any other work) you need to follow the rules to get it right. Yes, of course there are other ways to handle problems but getting the basics right is the first step! Here’s how I teach it. Think about a BMW (BEMA). This […]

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Polygonal Numbers

August1

Numbers that can form polygons are called polygonal numbers. For example, the square numbers 1, 4, 9, 16 and so on form a square.  As shown below, it is easy to see that the 10th square number is a square with 10 rows and 10 columns. This means that the 10th square number is equal to […]

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Solving simple Linear Equations

July4

This site offers some good, graded exercises to solve for variables, along with solutions. Other revision topics are also available: LINEAR EQUATIONS – Solve for x in the following equations. x – 4 = 10         Solution 2x – 4 = 10         Solution 5x – 6 = 3x – 8         Solution           Solution          Solution 2(3x – 7) + 4 (3 x + 2) = 6 (5 x + 9 […]

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Using Fibonacci to Easily Expand

April9

Now, you might well ask, how can we use Fibonacci to make our Algebra life easier. Well, here is a really good use which you can use in senior grades (note the pattern of coefficients in the expansion in red – same as the Fibonacci numbers to the left): answer to the 4th expansion will […]

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So, what’s the use of learning all this Algebra stuff?

March21
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