• ## Use The Midpoint Formula Like A Boss

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.  Here I am, stuck at the midpoint with you… At some point they’re going to give…

• ## How to Make Algebra I Your Best Friend (part 2)

You’ll be drawing lots of graphs of linear equations in two variables in algebra I. For example, y=2x+1. So, what’s a graph? The graph of a…

• ## But There’s a Square in My System…

First they want you to solve linear equations, then it’s quadratic equations, then systems of linear equations… and now it’s systems of nonlinear equations… WHERE DOES…

• ## How to Make Algebra I Your Best Friend (Part 1)

Variables are scary because no one ever tells you what a variable is. Until now, you’ve mostly been dealing with particular numbers. Multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting,…

• ## How To Find an Inverse Function

Inverse functions give students a lot of trouble, so here’s a quick run down of what an inverse function is, and how to find it. Say…

• ## Smash Those Fractions (clearing the denominator)

If you love fractions and you know it, clap your hands!! … *crickets* … Yeah that’s what I thought.  Nobody likes fractions.  So when you come…

• ## How to Make Algebra II Your Best Friend (Part 3)

The last thing you need to know to make algebra II your best friend is how imaginary numbers work. They might sound really abstract at first,…

• ## How to Make Algebra II Your Best Friend (Part 1)

The most common mistake students make when learning algebra II is not fully understanding three fundamental rules that govern it. These include functions, graphing inequalities, and…

• # Algebra 2 Must-Know Shortcuts: Change in y Over Change in x

In your Algebra 2 class, you’ll likely study Graphs of linear equations & Finding the slope of a line from a graph. Change in y Over Change in…

• # Sample Problem: Algebra – Order of Operations

Here’s one for all of you starting Algebra this year! See how Brightstorm teacher Alissa solves a tricky Algebra problem that requires understanding of Order of…