# 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

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 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

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!

## 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 the “Distributive Property.” Consider how we distribute in our daily lives:

## 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…

## How to Graph One Dimensional Inequalities: 3 easy STORIES

MEOW! Delve into the goofy journey of three cats and their bizarre eating habits! Could they teach us about graphing 1-Dimensional Inequalities?!

## How to add and subtract integers: 15 Easy Minutes

Success dodges our adolescents when they are submerged beneath speedy & vague Integer demands. The solution is simple and scaffolded.

## How to solve equations: In 4 easy steps (+freebie)

Who here hasn’t felt the “ouch” of loneliness or shame?

Can any good come from isolating? Yes! In Equations.

## 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: ...