Take It To The Mat

A newsletter addressing the finer points of mathematics instruction

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Topic Level Date of Issue
Applications of Linear InequalitiesMiddleDecember 17, 2001
Arithmetic Sequences and Linear FunctionsHighMarch 13, 2000
Associative and Commutative PropertiesElementaryDecember 3, 2001
Breaking Down Rules of ExponentsMiddleJanuary 22, 2002
Completing the SquareMiddleApril 8, 2002
Completing the SquareHighJanuary 2005
Connections to Factoring by GroupingHighMay 1, 2000
Distributive PropertyElementaryJanuary 29, 2002
Effect of Adding a Constant on Center and SpreadHighApril 2005
Effect of Changing b on QuadraticsHighMarch 2006
Equations and InequalitiesElementaryMarch 11, 2002
Expressions with Like TermsMiddleSeptember 24, 2001
Fact Families and Equation SolvingElementaryOctober 22, 2001
Fitting Lines to DataMiddleApril 29, 2002
FunctionsHighNovember 6, 2000
Functions, Domain, and RangeMiddleNovember 5, 2001
Horizontal and Vertical Line TestsHighDecember 4, 2000
Inverse and One-to-one FunctionsHighNovember 20, 2000
Linking Parabolas and the Quadratic FormulaHighMarch 12, 2001
Locating a Point and Weighted MeansHighNovember 2005
Locating a Point between OthersHighOctober 2005
Logarithmic Transformations of DataHighDecember 10, 2001
Logarithms Are ExponentsHighDecember 2005
Meaning of Slope and Intercept in ModelsHighOctober 29, 2001
Meanings of Evaluate, Simplify, and SolveHighOctober 2004
Meanings of Evaluate, Simplify, and SolveMiddleJanuary 31, 2000
Mental Equation SolvingMiddleOctober 15, 2001
Methods of Factoring TrinomialsHighFebruary 11, 2002
Methods of Factoring TrinomialsMiddleFebruary 11, 2002
MIsapplications: ProjectilesHighNovember 2004
Multiplication Property of ZeroElementaryFebruary 18, 2002
Multiplication, Area, and the Distributive PropertyElementaryMarch 19, 2001
Opposites and InversesMiddleFebruary 12, 2001
Order of OperationsElementaryJanuary 7, 2002
Order of Operations and Solving Linear EquationsMiddleMarch 13, 2000
Patterns and FunctionsElementaryNovember 12, 2001
Product of Radicals RulesHighJanuary 31, 2000
Proportional Reasoning IVMiddleApril 2005
Ratio, Rate, and SlopeMiddleNovember 26, 2001
RelationsHighOctober 23, 2000
Rules of ExponentsHighMay 15, 2000
Scientific Notation, Part IMiddleNovember 6, 2000
Scientific Notation, Part IIMiddleNovember 20, 2000
Simplifying RadicalsMiddleMay 2006
Solving of Equations with Absolute ValueHighOctober 9, 2000
Solving Systems of Equations with MatricesHighSeptember 17, 2001
Square Roots and Absolute ValueHighApril 23, 2001
Square Roots of Negative NumbersMiddleDecember 2004
Unknowns and VariablesElementaryOctober 1, 2001
What Variables RepresentMiddleApril 2006
Zero and Negative ExponentsMiddleOctober 2004
Zero Product PropertyMiddleMarch 4, 2002