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ERIC Number: EJ757040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
A Mathematical Private Eye
Lee, Ji-Eun; Kim, Kyoung-Tae
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v12 n7 p406-410 Mar 2007
This article proposes an instructional idea where students can figure out an individual's secret personal information using the power of mathematics, particularly the power of algebraic thinking. The proposed examples in this article start with a personalized context that other people do not know and end up with generalized patterns of solutions. The ultimate goal of this activity is to assist students with understanding the link between arithmetic and algebra.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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