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Added Combinations and Permutations in the Probability Section

Hey math humans! So Probability isn’t my favorite part of math, but it typically can’t be avoided.. I attempted to create some tables that address more advanced Probability problems than I previously had; please take a look and see if things look right. That would be awesome! Here is the Probability section where I go into …

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Math Tip of the Week – Multiplying and Factoring Polynomials

A couple of techniques that you’ll have to learn early in your high school math career is multiplying and factoring polynomials.  Polynomials are a collection of coefficients and variables with exponents added and subtracted together, but none of the variables appear in denominators. You may have heard of the “foiling” process, which they actually don’t …

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Math Tip of the Week: Parent Functions and Transformations

This topic is a popular one; it seems like at the beginning of most Algebra II and Pre-Calculus courses, parent functions and their transformations are discussed. Here’s my table of the “most popular” parent functions and their graphs: Parent Function Graph Parent Function Graph \(y=x\) Linear, Odd Domain: \(\left( {-\infty ,\infty } \right)\) Range: \(\left( {-\infty …

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Math Tip of the Week – Order of Operations

Order of Operations (in Pre-Algebra) really are a lot of fun – like a puzzle!  And remember that the calculator does them automatically! I like to use the mnemonic “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” or PEMDAS to remember the order.   The order is Parentheses,Exponents, Multiplication and Division (either one, in order from left to right), and then Addition and Subtraction (either one, in order from left to …

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