As a whole, mathematics has adopted a standardized form of communicating about functions and sets of operations. Mastering this notation early on in one's algebra career can open doors to...

# Tag: algebra

Algebra tiles are arguably the most common and useful manipulative in the algebra classroom. They are also one of the most misunderstood. Advocates are wholehearted and love to show off the exciting...

Arrays form the basis of one of the most versatile and powerful math tools in late elementary and early algebra. Arrays allow children and adults of all ages and stages to see insights and patterns....

"Show your work." A common theme on math worksheets and tests. Yet, despite the frequent refrain, it's actually quite difficult for teachers to describe what good examples of "showing work" actually...

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...

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...