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History Of Algebra


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This activity would be done at the end of the school year in a pre-algebra class. It is a way to introduce algebra and its history, putting some personality into the abstractness of the subject by researching the individuals behind algebraic concepts. It was initially found on the following site five years ago when I first did it with my classes: http://teacherexchange.mde.k12.ms.us/teachnett/history-of-algebra.htm It has since disappeared, however, so the specific modifications I made at the... More
Material Type: Presentation
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Date Added to MERLOT: June 17, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 17, 2010
Submitter: Lily Moayeri
Keywords: venn, polynomials, history of algebra, cartesian plane, algebra


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Avatar for chris coakley
4 years ago

chris coakley (Student)

Interesting sight. I really like to understand more about what algeba is about, and the who's and why's of algebra. understanding the history as my base clears up the mystey behind what I am doing.

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Very easy to read and effective even though this is my first search.
Time spent reviewing site: 15 to 20 minutes reading the material.