The area model is one way of organizing our place-value calculations while completing a multi-step multiplication problem. Just like any other multiplication "method" or "algorithm," the area model...

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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...

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,...