Math Fundamentals

Tips for Factoring Polynomials

Tips for Factoring Polynomials 970 1024 Teaching Staff

Polynomial Factoring:   As in many fields, the manner in which we approach a problem In mathematics can greatly affect how we go about solving it. By finding the factors…

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Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Adding and Subtracting Fractions 2000 1520 Teaching Staff

Fractions are a very important part of math, and the first step to becoming comfortable with fractions is learning how to add and subtract them. Learning how to use fractions…

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Solving a System of Equations: Substitution and Elimination

Solving a System of Equations: Substitution and Elimination 794 629 Teaching Staff

When dealing with a system of linear equations there are two methods to algebraically solve the question. One is substitution and the other is elimination which is meant to be…

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Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals 750 325 Teaching Staff

Multiplying and dividing is a very important and fundamental math skill that every student should have down. However, problems that many encounter in real and not all questions that are…

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Taking Basic Derivatives

Taking Basic Derivatives 1024 538 Teaching Staff

Derivative: an expression that represents the rate of change of a function. At this level, it is usually denoted as y’ or f’(x) (read y prime and f prime at…

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Sketching Rational Functions

Sketching Rational Functions 630 630 Teaching Staff

Definitions: A rational function is defined as a function where both the numerator and denominator are polynomials.  A hole is a point where the function is undefined. An asymptote is…

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Fractions: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing

Fractions: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing 360 236 Teaching Staff


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Basic Angle Properties

Basic Angle Properties 760 446 Teaching Staff

Below are the essential angle properties to have mastered before entering high school. Supplementary Angles: There is 180 degrees in a straight line. Therefore a group of angles that are…

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Working with Log

Working with Log 2100 1500 Teaching Staff


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Proving (or Disproving) Triangles are Similar

Proving (or Disproving) Triangles are Similar 660 440 Teaching Staff

Definition: Similar triangles have equal corresponding angles and proportional sides.   There are three main methods to prove triangles are similar. The information provided in the question dictates which approach…

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