• ## Combining Like Terms

Lots of times you’re going to have to do this crazy thing called “combining like terms.” I know it might seem like some arbitrary procedure invented…

• ## If You Have To Find a Slope, Read This.

What’s slope anyway?  Well, kind of intuitively, it’s just a way to measure how tilted a line is.  We could say “oh, this one is kinda…

• ## Falling In Love with the Distance Formula

I know it seems like there’s a million different things you have to memorize for math class and the distance formula is just another one.  Here’s…

• ## 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,…