Select Page

Math Vocabulary: Distribute

Math Vocabulary: Distribute Math vocabulary word of the day: distribute!   Why is it that we oft forget the importance of math vocabulary? In reading instruction, it is always included as part of the programming but often in mathematics instruction, it is breezed...

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...

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...