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Basic Algebra for Upper Elementary & Middle School

INTRODUCTION

What is Algebra?

Algebra is one of the broad parts of mathematics, together with number theory, geometry and analysis. In its most general form, algebra is the study of mathematical symbols and the rules for manipulating these symbols.

Why Algebra?

Algebra is generally considered to be essential for any study of mathematics, science, or engineering, as well as such applications as medicine and economics. Algebra is a major area in advanced mathematics, studied primarily by professional mathematicians.

Who is this for?

Children who are confident growing mathematicians who and add, subtract and perform basic multiplication will be able to access this course. Suggested 2nd to 8th grade depending on the confidence level of the child. No pre-algebra experience in necessary.

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Introduction to algebra
  2. Finding like terms
  3. Evaluating expressions
  4. Simplifying
  5. Changing the subject.

PROFILE

Elli has worked at a teacher in Europe for over twenty years, leading a large highschool and college department in Teaching and Learning techniques. She now homeschools and runs a design and tech business. Algebra is one of her passions. Algebra is fun and easy and she believes it should be introduced to children at a much younger age to encourage problem solving and logical thinking.

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