Understanding algebraic equations and solving algebra word problems has never been easier or more fun! This visual approach uses balance scales to teach algebra. The balance scales provide an intuitive, visual, and entertaining way to master fundamental algebraic concepts. The puzzle-like problems ensure students are cognitively involved while they hone their techniques of simplifying, substituting, and writing proofs to solve simultaneous equations. Balance MathTM Teaches Algebra is designed to move from simple to complex, with lessons scaffolding on earlier learning. And like all the Balance MathTM and More! books, these problems involve critical thinking and computation. To students, these problems are more like puzzles, with just enough challenge to forget they are doing math!
A longtime puzzle fan, Robert Femiano is a Seattle public (government) school elementary educator and has been for most of his 35-year teaching career. For more than a decade of this time, he was also adjunct faculty at Seattle Public University, conducting math methods courses. His publications include Algebraic Problem Solving in the Elementary Grades in the National Councel for Teachers of Mathematics peer-reviewed journal and Balance Benders by the Critical Thinking Co. in 2002, he won the highest honor in education, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
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Category: Logic & Debate
Format: Book (Paperback)
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co.
Date Published: Jun 01, 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 x 11.00 x 0.25 ( )
Weight: 8.30 oz