There are many things in math that are just memorized, with little or no understanding of the meaning behind the scenes. To help promote greater understanding, promote recall and accuracy, but most importantly, to empower people to be able to glean this deeper understanding behind the math by learning how to read the math, I am starting a video series on my YouTube channel called Wednesday's Why. Every Wednesday I'll take a topic that is either largely misunderstood or just assumed to be true without any questioning and unpack it for you, show you how to read it so that you see what factors are at play.
This last week was the first episode and we tackled a tricky property of exponents. The video is here below.