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Math gimmicks

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From: Sandy James <sjames@usi.edu>
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Jun 22, 2000 at 16:54:46
Subject: Math gimmicks

Please tell me if you have any stories, gimmicks, acronyms or other methods
for injecting humor into an elementary algebra class for a college
population.
   topics include:
     fractions
     order of operations
     properties of real numbers
     simplifying equations
     linear equations
     ratios and proportions
     properties of inequality
     Rules for exponents
     adding and subtracting polynomials
     multiplying and dividing polynomials
     Scientific notaion
     factoring trinomials
     factoring quadratic equations
     solving quadratic equations and quadratic inequalities
     linear equations in two variables
     finding roots

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