## FOIL Method

FOIL Method is a handy way to remember how to multiply 2 binomials. Definition FOIL stands for “First, Outer, Inner, Last“ F O I L First Outer Inner Last It is the sum of: multiplying the First terms, multiplying the Outer terms, multiplying the Inner terms, and multiplying the Last terms. Examples (a+b)(c+d) = ac + ad + … Continue reading "FOIL Method"

## Improper Fractions

Definitions There are 3 types of fractions Fraction type Condition Examples Proper Fraction Numerator < Denominator Improper Fraction Numerator > Denominator Mix Fraction A whole number + proper fraction So, An Improper Fraction is a fraction that has a top number larger than (or equal to) the bottom number. Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Fractions How … Continue reading "Improper Fractions"

## Ascending & Descending Order

Ascending Order When the numbers are arranged from the smallest number to the largest number, those numbers are said to be in an ascending order. Ascending order of numbers is arranged numbers from smallest to largest number. Descending Order When the numbers are arranged from the largest to the smallest number, those numbers are said to … Continue reading "Ascending & Descending Order"

## Math Definitions

Here are some easy-to-understand definitions of mathematics terms, with links to further reading. Basic Basic Math Definitions Difference FOIL Method Expanded Notation Equality & Inequality Equal, Greater, or Less Than Fractions is … Fractions Simplest Form of Fractions Improper Fractions Mixed Fractions Equivalent Fractions Least Common Denominator Rational Function Inverse is … Inverse Operation Additive … Continue reading "Math Definitions"

## Counting Numbers

Counting numbers are the set of numbers that we use to learn how to count. They are also called natural numbers, since they feel natural to us because they are naturally the first numbers to learn. Sometimes they are also referred to as positive integers. Counting: Number Names to 100 1 2 3 4 5 … Continue reading "Counting Numbers"

## Concentric Circles

In geometry, 2 or more objects are said to be concentric, coaxial, or coaxal when they share the same axis or center. Circles, regular polygons, regular polyhedra, spheres, and cylinders may be concentric to one another (sharing the same center point). Definition of Concentric Circles Concentric Circles are 2 or more circles which have same center point. They fit inside each … Continue reading "Concentric Circles"

## Fractions

Definition Fraction is a number written with a numerator and a denominator, in which both are natural numbers. Numerator: the top number of fraction Denominator: the top bottom of fraction So, fraction is written as Numerator / Denominator Examples Fraction Numerator Denominator 1 2 2 3 3 4 7 40 99 123 Learn More Simplest … Continue reading "Fractions"

## Simplest Form of Fractions

Simplest form of A fraction is a fraction that has the top and bottom cannot be any smaller (simplified), while still being whole numbers. How to simplify a fraction? Divide the top and bottom by the greatest number that will divide both numbers exactly (Greatest Common Factor), they must stay whole numbers. Examples Fraction Greatest … Continue reading "Simplest Form of Fractions"

## Basic Math Definitions

Basic Math Operations In basic mathematics, there are many ways of saying the same thing: Symbol Definitions + Addition, Add, Increase, Plus, Sum, Total − Decrease, Deduct, Difference, Less, Minus, Subtraction, Subtract, Take Away × Multiplication, Multiply, Times, Product, By, Lots Of ÷ Division, Divide, Goes Into, How Many Times, Quotient Addition Addition is bringing two or more numbers (or things) … Continue reading "Basic Math Definitions"

## Inverse Operation

Inverse Operation is an operation that reverses or undo the effect of another operation. Definition of Inverse Operation What are Inverse Operations? Inverse means reverse in position / direction. The word “inverse” comes from the Latin word “inversus” which means to turn inside out or upside down. Inverse operation in mathematics is an operation that undoes what was done by the previous operation. Most … Continue reading "Inverse Operation"