The number 72 is frequently used to demonstrate deep mathematical structure. Not only does it have factors other than 1 and itself (it is composite, or not prime), it has quite a lot of them, and its...

# Tag: factoring

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...

Meme credit: Howie Hua via Twitter 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...

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...

(Click aqui para leer este articulo en español.) Soon after they learn the basics of multiplication, your child will begin to learn about factoring in math class. You can think of factoring as a...