ERIC Number: EJ875467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Developing Simultaneous Linear Equations and Rational Equations
Boss'e, Michael J.; Nandakumar, N. R.
AMATYC Review, v25 n2 p46-51 Spr 2004
To demonstrate concepts or rapidly create quizzes, teachers commonly encounter the need to quickly create mathematical examples. Unfortunately, by producing undesirable or overly complex solutions, extemporaneously created examples can become problematic, create tense learning environments and become more confusing than they are worth. Experience reminds teachers that a moment of planning may avoid many difficult classroom scenarios. Solid mathematical understanding of a few techniques can greatly assist teachers to quickly develop appropriate examples with desired results. This paper considers techniques which will assist instructors in quickly developing appropriate examples with "nice" solutions when teaching rational equations and simultaneous linear equations.
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods, Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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