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Using Clock Arithmetic to Teach Algebra Concepts

Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth Jones 

September 2005, Volume 11, Issue 2, Page 104

Abstract:
Clock arithmetic can help develop understanding of key structural properties in algebra such as identities and inverses. Article discusses the authors' use of finite systems in the classroom to help students understand additive and multiplicative inverses and identities. Includes tables for use in the classroom and suggestions for implementation.

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Addition and Subtraction
Curriculum Developer
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Representation
Multiplication and Division
Number Theory