For this blog post I decided to look into some simple mathematical concepts that are just “rules” that we know. Being a teacher, I feel as though you have to be prepared to explain the why or how behind every concept. Students will question some of these “rules” that we just learn and as a teacher you need to explain the meaning behind the “rule” or else you will loose the student’s interest and respect disregard their question.

So I found a link explaining what 0/0 means.

I think this is very important concept that comes up in middle school math, but I don’t think teachers explain it very well, or actually understand the concept themselves. So I decided to look into this concept more to help me prepare for future teaching.

So I found a link explaining what 0/0 means.

I think this is very important concept that comes up in middle school math, but I don’t think teachers explain it very well, or actually understand the concept themselves. So I decided to look into this concept more to help me prepare for future teaching.

In conclusion, after doing some research into this mathematical concept, I feel as though I could explain the concept to middle school or high school students if the question ever came up. I think it's still a confusing concept that even mathematicians might have a hard time explaining. I think the examples that I worked through above helped me develop a deeper understanding. But it's still interesting to note the outputs that Desmos comes up with. Some correlate with what I saw, but 1/0 being equal to infinity just doesn't seem right. Infinity isn't even a number....but that's a whole other topic, maybe for another blog post.