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Re: Assessment in Beginning Algebra
Posted: Dec 2, 2009 10:19 PM
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Hi Jose,

Could the following be added in time to the review:

>>>Can you get the answer to the break-even question by common-sense
reasoning, without paper and pencil?

Would this approach affect "the value of algebraically solving a system of
linear equations" in any way?

John Lee



In a message dated 12/2/2009 8:47:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jrico@frc.edu writes:

Here is an example of my idea towards a stretching assessment. Tomorrow
I'll have them work this out in groups, then I will have them do a similar
problem for homework. This problem probably isn't nothing major in terms of
stretching, but I think it requires using their knowledge of y=mx+b in a
new context for them, plus they can also see the value of algebraically
solving a system of linear equations.

To me this is an interesting review of linear equations.
What do you all think?

Jose




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