Discussion:  All Topics in Algebra 
Topic:  Solving Equations Using Backtracking 
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Subject:  RE: Solving Equations Using Backtracking 
Author:  Peggy 
Date:  Nov 9 2006 
> After 25 years of teaching middle school maths, I have found a way
> to teach solving equations using backtracking that seems to get most
> students to a reasonable level quickly. It is also to some extent
> removed from the need for good basic maths skills so the student who
> have been struggling can usually have success. Student in the next
> year get taught the more usual methods and pick these concepts up
> easily.
If any one is interested in more information, please feel
> free to email me
SRS
I would like to know what you mean by backtracking. Could you email an example.
I have some students who may benefit from a novel approach to equation solving.
Thanks
 
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