ERIC Number: EJ819064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Using the Ancient Method of False Position to Find Solutions
Edwards, Thomas G.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v14 n4 p252-254 Nov 2008
Several activities that are based on the ancient method of false position, also called false assumption, are presented in this article as a way to motivate students to find the solution of literal equations in beginning algebra.
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Motivation, Algebra, Mathematical Logic, Validity
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Education Level: Secondary Education
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