Problems for the middle school problems related to divisibility

Ramachandran, A. (2018) Problems for the middle school problems related to divisibility. At Right Angles, 7 (3). pp. 69-73. ISSN 2582-1873

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Factors and multiples, tables and long division – students who are relieved at mastering these in numbers are confounded when the same topics rear their head in algebra. Here is a nice collection of problems that allow students to play with algebraic expressions and study them through the lens of divisibility. Throughout this article, the letter n stands for a natural number. The problems are arranged in two sets; those in Set 1 can be easily attempted by students in middle school who have a reasonable comfort level with algebra. Those in Set 2 are advanced problems for which knowledge of the factor theorem is also required.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramachandran, A.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Factors, Divisibility, Remainders
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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