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Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlHow can Basic Algebra be introduced successful to year one students in secondary schools? #2 20051013 07:46:57
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlHey, Members, how did you learn Algebra? What worked best? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20051013 08:34:21
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlBy going to my maths lessons. Last edited by Zach (20051013 08:34:43) Boy let me tell you what: I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too. And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you. #4 20051014 04:08:58
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlI started working with x and y directly and wasn't hard. #5 20051014 07:46:10
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlI actually have a page "in production" that starts something like: "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #6 20051014 14:29:16
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlI was first taught the difference between variables and constants. Character is who you are when no one is looking. #7 20051027 23:43:09
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlThanks for the clues. #8 20060318 08:52:04
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlthis is my first time to use this forum, and i hope i will be ok for me #9 20060318 08:55:29
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlmath is hard not because it requires lots of figuring but because we take it to be something hard! #10 20060318 10:00:27
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlWhen I first came across algebra, I tried to solve the equations with trial and error. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #11 20060318 15:48:52
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlHi kafkan, and welcome to the forum. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #12 20121016 23:11:54
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlThanks for all the assistance you give students and teachers of Mathematics in this forum. We greatly appreciate that #13 20121016 23:18:49
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlA number of books say we can use the substitution ym+1/m) to solve quartic equations that are symmetric i.e equations of the form ax^4 +bx^3+cx^2+bx+a=0, but do not talk much on quartic equations that are not symmetrical and are not easily factorised. The question is, are there other general methods of solving nonfactorisable polynomial equations of degree greater than 3? #14 20121016 23:25:42
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #15 20121017 08:23:53
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlI was taught adding variables in grade 4 and it seemed fairly easy. I was told that as long as the literal coefficients are the same, I can simply add and/or multiply the numerical coefficients depending on the operator. I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #17 20121018 23:23:45
Re: Basic Algebra for Form1 students in secondary schlHi austin81; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 