Math Help > Procedures
This page contains links to mathematical procedures that you can find on
Sixth graders are given tables showing x and y values that have a linear
relationship. Here's how they're supposed to fill in
Synthetic Division is a way to divide one
polynomial by another one, as long as the divisor is a binomial with an
x-coefficient of one. This page has an example of polynomial division,
which you should be able to follow well enough to understand that, too.
Mental Math and Estimating are important
skills. They help you check your work for blatant errors. This page
will also give you tricks for calculating in your head.
Square Roots can be found using a
procedure similar to long division.
Finding a Common
Sometimes you have a "black box" that is a polynomial, but you
don't know the order of the polynomial or its coefficients. But you can
feed numbers into the black box, and get results out of the black box.
This procedure tells you how
to find the coefficients, using an example: the sums of powers of 6.
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Linear Patterns -- a procedure for
finding a linear equation given several
Linear Programming problems and their solutions
using the simplex method are the basic ideas of operations research.
The Expansions page gives methods for
calculating values, such as Gauss' method for calculating pi.
Word Problems - Translating the English
problem into mathematical notation, substitution, percents, arithmetic using
fractions, Distance = Rate * Time, compound interest, "work" problems, "related
rates" problems, linear Programming, and more.
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