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Using Algebra without Realizing It

Paula Maida 

May 2004, Volume 9, Issue 9, Page 484

Abstract:
How teachers can use three algebra problems involving systems of equations to have students model and solve with manipulative materials or pictorial representation. Student work is shown, and then the solutions are compared with standard solutions using algebraic symbols.

Keywords:
Article
Preservice
Curriculum Developer
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Higher Education
Math Coordinator / Coach
Curriculum
Differentiated Instruction
Teacher
Manipulatives
Preservice
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Systems of Equations