Dividing Polynomials

How to Teach Dividing Polynomials

There are 3 different types of problems involving Dividing Polynomials. This lesson along with the lessons on Solving Systems of Equations are the two MOST difficult lessons for Algebra 1 students.   (Here are our FREE lessons on Solving Systems – Solving Systems by Graphing – Solving Systems by Substitution)   Here are the 3 Types […]

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Simplifying Radicals

How to Teach Simplifying Radicals

This lesson on Simplifying Radicals should be extremely simple and always winds up not being because this happens…     Why Do Students Do This? This happens because the students stop one step too early. They do this because that is how it is taught. However, if when we teach this lesson we ad one […]

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How to Teach Zero and Negative Numbers - Algebra 1

How to Teach Zero and Negative Exponents

Sometimes in Math we have things come up that need to be proved but our students do not yet have the skill set mathematically to prove the new concept. This is one of those times. However, we can show them the proof they need for zero and negative exponents using patterns.   Why is a0 = 1? Usually […]

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How to teach Pattern and Linear Functions

How to Teach Patterns and Linear Functions

Recognizing Patterns and Linear Functions Recognizing patterns is an everyday skill. We see them everywhere. Patterns and Linear Functions are the most common and easiest to recognize.    Visual Aids The more visual aids you can use to show what makes graphs turn out linear the faster your students will realize that every number in […]

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Absolute Vale Equations and Inequalities

Teaching Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities are most easily related to Distance. We have an Algebra 2 Lesson that does a good job of explaining this. It can be found here: https://algebra2coach.com/absolute-value-functions-and-graphs-real-world-applications/   How Tough Are Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities? When it comes to Algebra 1 this is probably one of the toughest lessons for the […]

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