Approaches to equation

Shirali, Padmapriya (2018) Approaches to equation. At Right Angles, 7 (3). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2582-1873

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Introduction of a complex topic is always a challenge. If one intends to root it in the student’s daily experience, one is compelled to select a concrete model which serves the purpose but may have limited scope. At some point, the student will need to abstract out the general notion in order to build a broader sense of the concept. The topic of ‘Equations’ can be approached in several ways. The choice of approach has a strong impact on the conceptual image which a student builds about a given concept. Hence, the choice is crucial in helping a student in understanding the concept as well as in developing the procedure for solving the problems. However, every approach has its limitations and can be used only for solving certain types of problems. Its use is limited and it may become necessary to expose students to other approaches when the type or complexity of the problems alters.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Shirali, Padmapriya
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Algebra, Language, Balance, Machine, Equality, Solution.
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
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