Date: Oct 23, 2012 10:40 AM
Author: Dave L. Renfro
Subject: Re: Why?
Robert Hansen wrote:

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> Why is the attached page in a 4th grade math text?

>

> Teaching algebra in 4th grade IS NOT the path to algebra.

>

> Teaching arithmetic in 4th grade IS the path to algebra.

4th grade seems a little early to me. I think 6th grade

would be more appropriate for something like this. Also,

I think I'd omit explicitly defining and using the word

"variable", and I KNOW I'd omit defining and using the

phrase "algebraic expression".

Dave L. Renfro