CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.APR.A.1Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. Polynomial Operations in Algebra are key and foundational to the course and for courses like Geometry, Algebra 2, Integrated Maths, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and AP Calculus. Polynomial Addition To […]

# Author: Orrin Cowley

## 5 Reasons Why Math is Fun!

One of the most annoying phrases made in the history of mankind is Math is Fun. Even Einstein in his high school years may agree that with us, since he admits to not doing so well during his early years. But does your performance in math really make it fun or boring? Do grades determine […]

## How to Classify Numbers

Just like people, animals, books, and medical diagnoses, numbers have classifications. Numbers live in a certain family. When you hear the last name, Parker, you already have an expectation of the person behind that surname! Well, if you don’t picture a nerdy photographer talking about great powers and great responsibilities, then I don’t know what […]

Simplifying expressions is such a broad demand. If someone walked up to me and asked, “How do you simplify expressions in math?” I’m going to tilt my head to one side and volley, “It depends on what’s in the expression.” Depending on where you are in your math studies, you could be doing simple addition, […]

## How to Use Math to Lose Weight

We’re at the brink of the New Year, and if you’re anything like me, you’re ready to go in strong. As of the writing of this post, I’ve been quarantining for the bulk of this past year; virtually teaching and physically not moving around much. I mean, with 2 toddlers running in our home, I […]

So, it’s Christmas Day, at 4:55 am, and I just watched the newest Disney Pixar movie Soul. Yes, I’m not a child staying up waiting for Santa. I am a grown man, who stayed up to watch a PG movie… That sounded a lot better in my head. Still, being the math lover that I […]

I remember being in Elementary School in music class. We were automatically signed up for the Christmas concert in the middle of the school year, because why not? We were trained to sing the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. I didn’t even understand most of the gifts that were being given on the song […]

## Is Khan Academy Good Enough?

Khan Academy and those free online tutoring platforms are going to show you how to do a math problem. But is that really enough? Because you know the deal: Your child and you (by default) are sitting at the kitchen table. You are frustrated. You are confused. And you’re tired because it’s late into the […]

A fun (and funny) fact: Algebra students need to know properties inside-out and backward and forward in order to succeed in the later parts of the course. It’s a fact and a pun, really, when you know what the Algebra properties are and how to use them. Algebra introduces new concepts while building on concepts […]

Shelling out close to 100 bucks an hour to have someone sit around, ask a few questions, and help your child with homework seems like way too much. Especially when there’s no absolute guarantee for success. It just seems math tutoring is so expensive for what you’re getting in return. Well, keep calm and read […]