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Algebra for All: Using the Elegance of Arithmetic to Enhance the Power of Algebra

Michael McConnell, Dip Bhattacharya 

September 1999, Volume 92, Issue 6, Page 492

Abstract:
In this article, we produce algebraic solutions, thereby reducing the problems to equations, and arithmetic solutions, which do not use variables. We look at how the arithmetic solution helps students better understand the problem before they approach it algebraically and how logic used in solving the problem arithmetically can be directly linked to the algebraic solution.

Keywords:
Article
Algebra
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Curriculum
Teacher