Here you will see students as young as 4 and 5 years old doing algebra and "advanced" math, without ever knowing it's supposed to be hard.
You are invited to learn how to use this method...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Simple Systems Of Equations

Start off easy and it will stay easy. What are we doing? Understanding basic concepts and ten seeing how we come up with te rules and process they teach for solving equations. This student is 11. This is his second exposure.

l + d + t = 12
l + t = 8
l + d = 7
Solve for l, d, t...

Now make up some of your own...

Then lets go back to some "regular" problem solving, which seems extra easy now that we only have one variable to figure out...later once the concepts are fully understood we can go back and have multiple lions and tigers and dogs, oh my. (I couldn't resist.)  Later we can introduce two lions, then maybe two lions and three tigers...etc...
Right now what to do when a negative number shows up?...understand same, hero zero and no fun get back to one.

Here is a quick screencast on it...for more go to the problem solving page at Crewton Ramone's House of Math.

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Look they practically give the thing away...get one if you haven't already got one tucked away somewhere. Great for making highskool kids see how easy it can be...

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