Mathematics for Teaching Tag: square of a sum

Tag: square of a sum

How to grow algebra eyes and ears

Math teachers should grow algebra eyes and ears.  To have algebra eyes and ears means to be always on the lookout for opportunities for students to engage in  algebraic thinking which involves thinking in terms of generality and to reason in terms of relationships and structure, etc. In the post Teaching algebraic thinking without the x’s I described some tips on…

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Making connections: Square of a sum

One of the ways to connect concepts in mathematics is to make use of the same representation to teach mathematics. Let me take for an example the visual representation of the square of a sum, . This concept is usually ‘concretized’ using algebra tiles. However, if you have facility for computer technology I would recommend using the…

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