 ## 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 ## 8 Math Testing Tips for State Assessments

Many students will soon be taking their state assessments.  And many are dreading the math test.  Test taking for math can go smoothly if students remember some important things.  I’ve prepared a list of math testing tips that are sure to give any student a sense of ease and a boost of confidence. Math Testing Continue reading

## Math Tip Of The Day: Perfect Squares

Today, I wanted to share a reference chart for Perfect Squares.  What is a perfect square?  It is the product of multiplying a number to itself.  For example, 1 x 1 = 1, 2 x 2 = 4, and so on.  The chart also helps in finding the square root of a number.  A square root Continue reading

## Math Tip Of The Day: GCF Part 1

In mathematics, you sometimes have to find the GCF (greatest common factor).  This concept is used once students have learned multiplication, and is also used in Algebra when factoring polynomials.  Part 1 of this math tip will focus simply on finding the GCF of whole numbers.  Part 2 will extend to factoring polynomials. First of Continue reading