Pre-Algebra

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Math Vocabulary: Distribute

Distribute. What a doozy of a word! Dis- means individually and then we have two possible latin roots that apply! Tribuere and Tribus. Tribuere means “to pay, assign, grant,”. Well. I did not like ‘assign’ or ‘grant’. Those are words which are NOT very relatable to a student. So we went with ‘give’ which is a synonym for assign. Tribus is in reference to tribes which makes total sense to us!

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

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

What is it about polynomials that strike terror into the hearts of students and parents alike? In the realm of pre-algebra, we are ready to choose any other poly! Polly Pocket, Pollywogs, or Rolly Pollies! Enter a Math specialist! In less than 10 minutes, this polynomial lesson dismantles the illusory fear and empowers students!

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? In less than 12 minutes, Amy teleports us to the 3-dimensional world of surface area of rectangular prisms! Along with this, she illuminates an incredible tool from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

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

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

That moment when your hard work has been undone. You know it. But are there any benefits to untying? Today’s math video on Factoring Polynomials draws from the wellsprings of coding, scaffolding, success-building, and momentum to undo the confusion around polynomials!

POWERFUL Visuals to help you find the Percent of a number

Have you observed your child’s love for math learning slowly deteriorate? Does finding the percent of a number poke holes in their number confidence? What if there was a multisensory math video lesson that used powerful visuals in a way that built confidence and understanding? Your prayer has been answered…

Modeling and Solving Equations

Got a child that struggles with multi-step math problems? See how modeling and writing the abstract can help students make connections to solving equations. We offer all online math services featuring the multisensory method which you can learn about here: ...