# Making Algebra Manipulatives

Here’s a free math video showing how to make your own Algebra manipulatives from Base Ten Flats and Base Ten Rods you might have lying around…

# Factoring Polynomials with 2x Squared

After factoring polynomials with only one X2, my girls wanted to try it with 2x2 so I let them have at it. This free math video shows what they did…

These ideas come directly from Crewton Ramone’s House of Math. I only learned how to do this two weeks ago. He’s been teaching it for 22 years, so go check out his stuff!

# Factoring Polynomials

This free math video shows the second time my girls and I played with factoring polynomials. The first time we did it, our “x squared” was not covered with paper on the side so it looked like 10 and that made it confusing. We fixed that and re-recorded what we had done in the first video.

These ideas come directly from Crewton Ramone’s House of Math. I only learned how to do this two weeks ago. He’s been teaching it for 22 years, so go check out his stuff!

Does anyone else out there wonder why algebra isn’t taught this way everywhere?