## Helpful Math Tools for Back to School

**As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through affiliate links.** School will soon be back in session.  And some students are already dreading math class.  Here is a list of helpful math tools for back to school.  These tools will aid in making math a little more tolerable this school year. Helpful Continue reading

## Math Tip of the Day: Dividing Fractions Easily

When students are taught how to multiply fractions, they are usually taught the traditional method.  Take the second fraction and use its reciprocal (flip the fraction), and then multiply.  There is a way of dividing fractions easily using cross multiplication.  The math tip of the day will show you how. For example, dividing 3/5 by 1/4.  Continue reading

## Math Tip of the Day: Multiply and Divide with Zeros

Sometimes you have to multiply or divide numbers that have many zeros for digits.  Yes, you can do the traditional thing of multiplying against and dividing into every zero.  That can be time-consuming depending on the number of digits.  Or you can use a simple trick to make it a little easier.   When multiplying, Continue reading

## Math Tip of the Day: Integers and Exponents

Understanding integers is one of the hardest things for some students to accomplish.  Positives and negatives.  Who wants to deal with that?  Master integers with these tips. Applying exponents are a way of doing extended multiplication.  Which isn’t really that bad.  But when integers and exponents are combined, things can get tricky.  But don’t stress, Continue reading

## Math Tip of the Day: Circle Sector Area

Last week, we discussed one concept of circles:  arc length.  This week’s math tip will be on sector area of circles.  A sector is a section of a circle.  Like a piece of pie or a slice of pizza!  And the sector area is the area of that particular section.   To calculate the sector area, you can set Continue reading

## Math Tip of the Day: Circle Arc Length

When it comes to math and circles, the list of concepts goes on and on.  One concept of circles is arc length.  An arc is section of the circumference of a circle.  And the arc length is the length of that section.  To calculate the arc length, you can set up a proportion (see diagram Continue reading

## Math Vocabulary Quiz

I remember when I was teaching that I placed a lot of emphasis on the vocabulary in my math classes.  The students didn’t always understand why the vocabulary was important.  “Why don’t you just say top and bottom?”  “Because it is the numerator and the denominator.”  I actually had an administrator complain once that the Continue reading