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[mathlearn] matrices  question 2
Posted:
Jan 29, 2001 7:37 AM


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 buttonpushers 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 higherend course.
Richard Strausz Farmington (Michigan) Schools USA
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