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## Dismantle the multiplying polynomials terror! How to multiply them in 10 minutes

Dismantle the multiplying polynomials terror! How to multiply them in 10 minutes Polynomials. Say what? Pollywog? Polly Pocket?         Nope. Rolly Pollies? Again, I say, “Nada!” Multiplying Polynomials have the potential to intimidate our kids....

## How to find the surface area of a rectangular prism plus NCTM

How to find the surface area of a rectangular prism plus NCTM How do we find the surface area of a 3-dimensional object? What is the surface area of a rectangular prism? How does one approach such math quandaries without languishing in the pit of despair and...

## Four Steps to healing academic wounding that every parent should know

Four Steps to healing academic wounding that every parent should know Out of the corner of my eye, I could see her tiny frame shrinking. She looked down and twirled her pencil in both hands, downcast. We had been working on fractions for some time. A frustrated...

## It’s good to be undone: factoring polynomials in 3 easy steps

It’s good to be undone: factoring polynomials in 3 easy steps Has your hard work ever been undone?             Have you, yourself, ever been undone? Tethered and broken down? Could this have anything to do with factoring polynomials? What...

## Distributive property benefits anybody engaged with algebraic expressions

Distributive property benefits anybody engaged with algebraic expressions How should a country distribute the tax burden? What about the distribution of the sweets, desserts, and yummy goodness around dinner tables? And distribution in mathematics? It’s called...