Mathematics for Teaching Tag: variables

## Tag: variables

### Math and Multimedia Carnival #7

Welcome to the 7th edition of Math and Multimedia blog carnival. Before we begin Carnival 7, let’s look at some of the trivias about the number seven: The Millennium Prize Problems are seven problems in mathematics that were stated by the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000. Currently, six of the problems remain unsolved. Seven, the fourth prime number, is not…

### Properties of equality – do you need them to solve equations?

Should students learn the properties of equality before we ask them to solve equations in one variable? Would it be too hard for them to solve the equation 2(x + 7) = 4x without knowing the properties of equality? In the grades, pupils learn to find equivalent ways of expressing a number. For example 8…

### Algebraic thinking in algebra

Algebraic thinking is an approach to thinking about quantitative situations in general and relational manner. This kind of thinking is optimized by a considerable understanding of the objects of algebra, a disposition to think in generality, and engagement in high-level tasks which provide contexts for applying and investigating mathematics and the real-world. Objects of Algebra…