# Algebra

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## What Americans Spend on Holidays

The National Retail Foundation sends out press releases that outline their predictions for consumer spending each holiday season. The 2007 - 2009 recession is quite evident in the dips in the charts of the predictions. Some economists argue that due to unemployment and under-employment Americans have not yet fully recovered from the effects of the [...]

## How is Sports Illustrated Faring?

The release of the 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition often brings controversy of some sort. This year's inclusion of a plus-size model does not disappoint. Is it an about face that recognizes that women come in all shapes and sizes or an effort to boost revenue for a flailing industry? MPA The Association of Magazine Media publishes [...]

## Real World Absolute Value Functions

Absolute Value To understand how the absolute value can be applied to the real world, we'll look at two topics: What is considered normal with regard to the temperature of the human body and Fuel economy of two vehicles: a Honda Odyssey and a Nissan Altima. http://youtu.be/4BaOWrzeOOM   The absolute value of a number can [...]

## How Much Does Piracy Cost?

The Interview, a 2014 Sony political satire has been in the news recently. Several North American cinema chains cancelled screenings due to potential terrorism in response to its content regarding a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. As a result, Sony pictures released the film for online and digital purchase. In a New [...]

## Factoring Intro

http://youtu.be/zEdUToxYRVU The polynomial 2x + 8 can be modeled by the rectangle below. Step 1 Gather the appropriate tiles. Step 2 Arrange the tiles in the shape of a rectangle.   Thus, 2x2 + 8 can be factored into 2(x + 4) . To check, simply use the distributive property to see if you get the [...]

## Algebra Tiles

Algebra Tiles offer a way to make Algebra which is abstract, more concrete. The following pages use Algebra Tiles to introduce numerous concepts. They also include supporting materials to give your students a chance to learn by doing. Solving Equations by Adding and Subtracting Solving Equations by Multiplying and Dividing [...]