### Why Learn Algebra?

“Why study algebra?”  If you’re a parent, it’s a question that you will no doubt hear as your children study the subject.  If you’re a student, it is a very natural question to ask, “What’s the point of learning algebra in the first place?” After all, all of the math leading up to algebra that […]

### Types of Numbers, Part V

PYTHAGOREAN NUMBERS Pythagorean numbers, more typically referred to as Pythagorean Triples, are those sets of three integers that define all integral primitive and non-primitive Pythagorean right triangles. General formulas for deriving all integer sided right-angled Pythagorean triangles, have been known since the days of Diophantus and the early Greeks. For the right triangle with sides […]

### Types of Numbers, Part IV

PERFECT NUMBERS The definitions of a perfect number vary. A few of the variations follow:    1– A perfect number, N, is a number equal to the sum of all its proper divisors (including 1).    2– A number, N, is perfect if it is the sum of all its factors/divisors, not including the number […]

### Types of Numbers, Part III

PALINDROMIC NUMBERS A palindrome is a number that reads the same backwards as forwards, such as 121, 363, 3883, 37973, to mention a few. Palindromic numbers can be prime, composite, odd, even, square, cube, and so on. The regular numbers, such as the examples just mentioned, are infinite in quantity. The obvious squares are the […]

### Types of Numbers, Part II

FACTOR NUMBERS A number “a” that exactly divides another number “b” is called a factor (or divisor) of “b”. Symbolically, this is often written as a I b, a divides b, where ac = b meaning that “a” is a factor/divisor of “b” or “b” is exactly divisible by “a” “c” times. A number may […]

### Number Theory – Types of Math Numbers

Learn All About Integers; Numerals; Natural Numbers; Whole Numbers; Rational Numbers; Fractional Numbers and more! Introduction Those ten simple symbols, digits, or numbers that we all learn early in life that influence our lives in far more ways than we could ever imagine. Have you ever wondered what our lives would be like without these […]

### Tips For New Math Teachers

Try not to frown on wrong answers. It discourages students from participating. Critical thinking and honest effort are more important than correct answers.   There is no teaching without control of your class. It is better to fall behind by a day or two early in the year to address discipline, than to have an uphill […]

### Test Anxiety

The Psychology Behind Exam Stress Test anxiety, also known as exam stress or performance anxiety, is a common experience that many students face when preparing for and taking tests or exams. It’s characterized by feelings of worry, nervousness, and fear that can interfere with concentration, memory recall, and overall performance. In this blog post, we’ll […]

### Teens, Sleep and School

Research has shown that teenagers don’t get enough sleep at night and go to school tired. Some experts believe the cause is biological. Others believe that teenagers stay up late because of adolescent distractions. Early high school start times can also contribute to teens’ tiredness. This article will explore possible causes and solutions to this […]

### Teaching Values Through Problem Solving

For many reasons, the state of society has reached a stage where it is more critical than ever to educate people in the traditional values of their culture. In recent years there has been considerable discussion about whether it is the responsibility of schools to impart values education. There is growing pressure for all teachers […]