Setting: Algebra 1 Class. Unit: Operations on Radicals. At this point we have done adding, subtracting, multiplying, and distributing radicals.
Today I get a who student writes:
Then another student says, “You can add those?” I have been pushing really really hard order of operations so I go through the process:
The answer to almost every question in my Algebra 1 class is either order of operations or commutative property.
We teach students about “like terms” do we often show them why we can perform operations on like terms?