Mathematics for Teaching Tag: variables

Tag: variables

Variables, Constants and Parameters

Whether a mathematical notation is a variable,  parameter, or constant depends on what you mean by it. If you intend to represent the value of a quantity whose measure varies within a situation, then you are using that notation as a variable. If you intend to represent the value of a quantity whose measure is the…

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What is algebra?

Didn’t we say in our algebra class that in the grades they study about numbers and so now they will be studying letters instead? Didn’t we say that in algebra we now use x instead of box (in 3 + ___ = 15, we now write 3 + x = 15)? And isn’t it that…

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