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Topic: [math-learn] matrices - question 2
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[math-learn] matrices - question 2
Posted: Jan 29, 2001 7:37 AM
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Thanks for the answers to my initial question about matrices. Let me refine
it further. I would like your comments about the wisdom of including
matrices in first or second year algebra. I know that calculators can solve
equations using them, but it seems that students are just button-pushers and
don't understand WHY it works. (maybe that doesn't matter?). I also am
concerned about the time this topic takes from the other parts of the course.

For myself, I am more comfortable with the model of using matrices as a topic
in an elective higher-end course.

Richard Strausz
Farmington (Michigan) Schools
USA

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