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ERIC Number: EJ1079523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
A Transformational Approach to Slip-Slide Factoring
Steckroth, Jeffrey
Mathematics Teacher, v109 n3 p228-234 Oct 2015
In this "Delving Deeper" article, the author introduces the slip-slide method for solving Algebra 1 mathematics problems. This article compares the traditional method approach of trial and error to the slip-slide method of factoring. Tools that used to be taken for granted now make it possible to investigate relationships visually, opening the door to new discoveries and new ways of looking at old ideas. The slip-slide method of factoring evolves into transformational factoring, a new and justifiable form of factoring graphically, thanks to that ability to look at a long-standing problem from a new perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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