Find fast and correct ways to work and write algebra problems here!
Working

Looking to get faster at algebra? Read Fast Algebra Techniques.

Want to get faster at fractions and proportions? Read Fast Fractions.

Want to remember how to add,subtract, multiply and divide fractions? Read Fast Fractions – Easy System.

Want to see the rules of algebra organized by levels of operations? Read this pdf file: Levels of Operations.

Feeling a need for speed? Read The Need for Speed.

Jim keeps looking for better ways to explain how to solve absolute value equations and inequalites. He tried two different methods. Read Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities and A Year of Nights of Wondering – III.

Multiply polynomials using a vertical alignment because “FOIL” Multiplication is Overrated.

Jim thinks he has a best way to factor trinomials. Read The Best Way to Factor Trinomials.

Jim doesn’t like radical signs. Read Radicals and I don’t get along.
Writing

There are equations and then there are expressions. Which is which? Read When to Call an Equation an Equation

Use an equal sign correctly. Define variables precisely. Read When Not to Use an Equal Sign and c = canoe

This sentence is ungrammatical: 1 is the loneliest number. Use numerals correctly in English sentences. Read A Short Grammar Lesson and be sure to go to Rules for Writing Numbers.

It is important for mathematical writing to be wellorganized. Jim has some plans. See Writing Math with a Sense of Rhythm.
Weird and Wonderful

Factoring trinomials fascinates Jim. Here he goes off the deep end. Read Factoring Trinomials – A Road Not Usually Taken.

There is a way to find the square root of a polynomial. Read Completing the Square: Two Forms – Two Methods.

Jim doesn’t usually play favorites. Yet he wrote My Favorite Formula.

There is a wonderful method for doing mental square roots that works most of the time. Read Mental Math – Square Roots.

What does a geometric series have to do with stacking bricks? Read Stacking Bricks.