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A Mathematical Private Eye

Ji-Eun Lee; Kyoung-Tae Kim 

March 2007, Volume 12, Issue 7, Page 406

Abstract:
An instructional idea where students determine an individual's secret personal information using generalized algebraic thinking. Article discusses going from specific numerical calculation to generalized algebraic patterns of solutions. Includes sample problems with solutions.

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Addition and Subtraction
Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Games / Puzzles
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Multiplication and Division