An Explanation of why Multiplying Negatives Makes A Positive. (Be prepared to sit and think after you read the examples!)

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Here's a number version of a Boggle board (Noggle!). Includes students recording sheet. This would be a fun early finish board.

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I've started to teach Basic Algebra to my college mathphobics. The biggest hurdle for them is understanding positive & negative numbers. Multiplying & dividing are no problem, but to state subtracting a positive number is the same as adding a negative number is hieroglyphics to many. Since many are visual/kinesthetic learners, I needed a strategy to connect the abstract to the concrete. Find out more at…

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