Rescuing Algebra

A lot of people love to hate algebra. “It’s confusing,” they say. “It’s boring,” they say. “When will I ever use this?” they ask. Algebra is where we lose so many students. We all know it is true, yet somehow we seem powerless to prevent it. But the truth is that algebra is a puzzle, […]

Meeting in the Middle – The Midpoint Formula

The new Common Core Math Standards have established a universal scope for the sequence of math concepts for the K-12 curriculum. While certainly many expert eyes combed through and revised and reviewed and re-presented the standards until they ultimately reached the present set, the standards can always be improved. Many states have already adjusted the […]

School’s In – Math is Out(side)

New math textbooks, graphing calculators with no dents, neatly organized binders with fresh tabs – it is a new school year and students enter the classroom expecting to learn a vast amount of mathematical concepts.  Whether enthusiastic or not, they know they will encounter new challenges and certainly work. Practice exercises and tests are a […]

Exploring the Pythagorean Theorem

One of the most commonly recognized and employed theorems in secondary math is the Pythagorean Theorem. It states that for any right triangle, the area of the square which side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite of the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares which sides are the […]

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