
Re: Why?
Posted:
Oct 24, 2012 12:11 PM



On Oct 24, 2012, at 11:47 AM, Paul Tanner <upprho@gmail.com> wrote:
> Although the phrase "solve for x" can and does have a number of > different uses, one main use is simply through one or more > transformations of equations to obtain an equation such that the > variable in question is on one side of the equation and everything > else is on the other side of the equation. > > There is no pretend here. This skill in general is very important and > there is nothing pretend about it, regardless of whether you want to > call it an algebraic skill. Yes, this is an algebraic skill, at least on the surface. I wasn't saying that the skill was pretend. I was saying that you were pretending to teach it.
Bob Hansen

