Postings on this blog that are likely to be of interest to students, organized in sequence by topic where possible:

## Being a Successful Math/Science Student

Studying to Understand vs Studying to Memorize

Successfully Asking Questions In Class

Ten Skills Every Student Should Learn

Problems fall into four categories

Improve Your Math Grade: Use Scrap Paper

Lost points on a problem? What to do…

Solving Math Problems At The Board

Getting the most out of SAT Practice Test books

## Algebra and Linear Equations

Equivalence Deserves More Attention

Algebra Intro 1: Numbers and Variables

Algebra Intro 4: Negative Numbers, Zero, Absolute Values, and Opposites

Algebra Intro 5: Addition, Subtraction, and Terms

Algebra Intro 6: Multiplication

Algebra Intro 7: Properties of Multiplication

Algebra Intro 9: Fractions, Reciprocals, and Properties of Division

Algebra Intro 10: Fractions and Multiplication

Algebra Intro 11: Dividing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions

Algebra Intro 12: Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Operations are taught in pairs

On the origin of algebra problems

One Step Linear Equation Problems

Two Step Linear Equation Problems

Linear Systems: Why Does Linear Combination Work (Graphically)?

## Quadratic and Exponential Equations

Multiplying Polynomials and FFFT!

Procedures for “Completing the Square”

Summary: Roots and Rational Exponents

Polynomials and VEX Drive Motor Control

## Functions

Function Translations: How to recognize and analyze them

Function Dilations: How to recognize and analyze them

Piecewise Functions and Relations

Solving Absolute Value Equations

## Sequences and Series

Arithmetic Sequences and Series

Geometric Sequences and Series

## Interactive Graphs

**Linear Functions**

GeoGebraBook: Exploring Linear Functions, which contains:

Interactive Linear Function Graph: Slope-Intercept Form

Interactive Linear Function Graph: Point-Slope Form

Interactive Linear Function Graph: Standard Form

**Quadratic Functions**

GeoGebraBook: Exploring Quadratic Functions, which contains

Interactive Quadratic Function Graph: Factored Form

Interactive Quadratic Function Graph: Standard Form

Interactive Quadratic Function Graph: Standard Form – the effect of “b”

Interactive Quadratic Function Graph: Vertex Form

**Exponential & Logarithmic Functions**

GeoGebraBook: Exploring Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, which contains

Interactive Exponential Function Graph

Interactive Logarithmic Function Graph

**Rational Functions**

Interactive Rational Function Graph

**Trigonometric Functions**

GeoGebraBook: Exploring Unit Circle Symmetry

GeoGebraBook: Exploring Trig Functions, which contains

Interactive Sine Function Graph

Interactive Cosine Function Graph