Words we use loosely throughout elementary math -- such as solve, expression, equation, formula -- suddenly gain very particular and specific meanings in algebra. Not only do some algebra teachers...

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Factoring expressions is one of those tasks in algebra that often feel tedious and pointless. This is even more true once someone points out that the vast majority of...

In a recent TikTok, Howie Hua (who trains future teachers in math) declared grouping and regrouping to be "one of the most important topics in elementary math." I would go so far as to say it is the...

Algebra tiles can be difficult to figure out at first. However, once you grasp the basic ideas, algebra tiles are a fantastic tool to help many students understand where algebra processes come from,...