(Editor's note: This guest blog post was written by Buhl High School, Idaho math and science teacher Pat Van Patten. When asked why she stays in the classroom after 30 years, Pat replied, “I still love teaching. I love watching students learn; when the light turns on for them and they

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What a powerful question! And it's one commonly posed to math teachers all over the world. Need help with an answer? Here are a few to consider. Suppose you're asked the question about a piecewise function. Let's start with the standard definition: "a combination of two or more functions, each represented

Giving students the opportunity to “see” how the parameters of a function affect its graph can be challenging for teachers. So is sitting with a student one-on-one as they solve or simplify multiple problems while other students await the same valuable time. But with the use of graphing, solving, and

Are you teaching that PEMDAS is flexible? Are your students equipped to handle that flexibility? You remember PEMDAS, right? It’s the acronym we use to help kids understand, or better yet remember, the order of operations. We’ve even added the catchy phrase Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally to assist

Starting a new lesson and need a quick overview of the upcoming concepts? Or are you starting a new lesson and want students to quickly review prerequisite skills? Well, these 4-6 minute tutorials are just what you need. Why are some numbers rational and some irrational? That’s an important question

Throughout my 13 years of teaching, I heard this question time and time again from parents: How can I help? The troubles they specified were varied and numerous (e.g., concern, frustration, bewilderment). They often included the following: I don’t remember algebra. I don’t like math. The way math is taught now differs

Curriculum Pathways has an Algebra 1 Course. That’s right, an entire standards-aligned course! And this resource is much more than a typical math textbook. PLUS, it’s a cross-platform resource! Yes, you read that correctly, cross-platform. That means this resource can be used on the PC, iPad, and Chromebook. And it

Have you ever seen a problem similar to this on social media sites? 5 - 1 x 0 + 3 ÷ 3 = ? Is the answer 1 or is it 6?* Or did you get something completely different? Here’s another example.

The Algebra 1 Course provides all the required content to address the Common Core State Standards for Algebra. Course content engages students through real-world examples, images, manipulatives, animations, videos, guided practice, and targeted feedback. As students work through the course content to develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and reasoning skills, they

One recurring theme we hear from math teachers around the country: they already use technology—the graphing calculator. While the statement is certainly true, there are a whole host of reasons to put down those old calculators and pick up SAS Curriculum Pathways. Here are just a few: 1. We