No Image

Solving Two Step Equations

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Solving equations that involve two steps is really two basic equations in one problem.  Always do the addition or subtraction part first before solving for […]

No Image

Solving Rational Equations

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

  Solving rational equations involves some very important steps and you really need to know what you’re doing to find the solution.  The good news […]

No Image

Solving Radical Equations

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Solving radical equations involves some very important steps and you really need to know what you’re doing to find the solution.  The good news is […]

No Image

Solve Linear Inequalities

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Don’t you just love inequalities?  Of course I can only hear you saying “not really…inequalities stink!”  Well I know you may not like inequalities but […]

No Image

Slope of a Line

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

The slope of a line which is represented by the variable “m” is front and center when it comes to understanding graphs of lines (linear […]

No Image

Simplifying Radicals

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Ah…the wonderful world of the radical (square root symbol).  Don’t like radicals? Too bad- they are everywhere in algebra and math so chill out and […]

No Image

Scientific Notation

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Scientific notation is a great way to deal with super large or super small numbers.  Lets consider the number 8723500000000000 not really a number I […]

No Image

Quadratic Formula

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Think of the most popular people you know…movie stars, presidents, sports heroes, etc. Well in the world of algebra nothing is more famous than the […]

No Image

Pythagorean Theorem

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

The Pythagorean Theorem is a must know for all algebra students. Just because the Pythagorean Theorem deals with basic geometry it has alot of application […]

No Image

Percent

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

I know you have a good “feel” about percent- everyone should with all the percent ads we see like 50% off  a pair of old […]

No Image

Operations with Radicals

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

“Operations with radicals” is not conducting surgery with a bunch of crazy people. The topic is far more fun it involves dealing with radical operations […]

No Image

Mid-Point Formula Lesson

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Wow! another formula to remember in algebra- just what you wanted.  However sad you might be at learning more formulas the mid-point formula is pretty […]

No Image

Linear and Non-linear Functions

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Linear functions, non-linear functions..who cares!  Well if you like good grades in algebra then you want to take “care” on understanding the differences between various […]

No Image

Function Inverse

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

The inverse of a function is like a function’s “anti-function”.  To put this another way an inverse function undoes a function.  As you can see […]

No Image

Basic Inequalities

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Come on is there anything “basic” in math? Of course there is and hopefully you will find this introduction to inequalities easy.  A few things […]

No Image

Function Operations

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Function operations are a must know for algebra students.  Let’s review what the word “operation” means.  In math an  operation is what you can do […]

No Image

Fractions LCM and LCD

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Want to add or subtract fractions? Well then you will want to understand the LCM and LCD.  LCM stands for the Least Common Multiple and […]

No Image

Solving Formula Equations

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Solving formula equations or literal equations is not hard if you understand how to solve regular variable equations.  When we are solving a formula equation […]

No Image

Evaluate Absolute Value

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Evaluating an absolute value expression is when you calculate the value of the problem. Remember when you find the absolute value of a number the […]

No Image

Distance Formula

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Put away the tape measure- if you want to find the distance between two points (x, y) we can break out the “distance formula”. The […]

No Image

Compound Interest

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

Free Money!  Yes indeed if you understand a little something about compound interest. A quote from Albert Einstein: “The most powerful force in the universe […]

No Image

Composite Functions

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

The function operation that most algebra students dislike is the composite function.  However once algebra students learn to handle these problems they warm up to […]

No Image

Absolute Value Definition

February 7, 2011 jezmath 0

The concept of absolute value is very important for algebra students to understand. The key thing to know is that absolute value measures distance a […]

No Image

The Distributive Property

February 2, 2011 jezmath 0

The distributive property is one of the most common areas where algebra students make mistakes.  So to make sure you don’t fail at any distributive […]

No Image

Like Terms (Polynomials)

February 2, 2011 jezmath 0

Like Terms are the basic building block to learning algebra.  Just as sentences have words in algebra we have “terms”.  A term in algebra is […]

No Image

Order of Operations

February 2, 2011 jezmath 0

If I was to list the top factors that cause students problems in math I would place the order of operations right up there at […]