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From: Ashfaq <asye@mma.mexico.mo.us>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2003020412:59:41
Subject: How to teach to solve an algebraic equation

	
First of all, you've to tell them what variables are and what
constants are, and then tell them about what an equation. Give them an
easy example like 3+2=5, and explain them what happens if you move
numbers around and see if they have understand the concept of how to
move numbers and variables around the equal sign. Then tell them to
move the variable to move it on one side of an equal sign and then all
the constants on the other side..once they do that ask them to
simplify and that will be the solution for that variable

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