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It's tempting to think that squaring a binomial means simply squaring each term. I mean, if math is logical and makes sense, it should be that easy, right? Yet, algebra students (and even students...

I'm seeing multiplication tables like this in more and more schools. Each product is made up of the number of squares it represents. When would you use an area model? What does it represent? An...

Students are taught multiple models in mathematics. This gives them multiple opportunities to understand an idea, strengthens and deepens connections to the material, and provides multiple tools for...

Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide in Word Problems? Beyond Key Words

(Click aqui para leer este articulo en español.) Word problems are the bane of math students' existence. Sometimes we could easily solve the exact same problem if it came up in real life but...

Functions are a big deal in algebra. The ideas they generate continue to influence how we think about mathematics beyond algebra as well. Conceptually, they are one of the most frequently...

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) include eight "Mathematical Practices" that teachers and students are encouraged to use throughout their mathematical lives. These are different from the...