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Algebra - 8th grade

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From: Marielouise (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Nov 09, 1998 at 16:28:05
Subject: Re: Algebra - 8th grade

Kathleen,

After reading Claudia's answer I would like to tell you that one of the
difficulties that students always encounter is: "Why do you start with 0
instead of 1?" The answer is that you are starting NOW! There has been no
change.

Aside from developing a chart, you can also draw and label some pictures.
For many children once the problem is READ TO them they can go about finding
a solution. Their problem is reading, not the mathematics.

 -Marielouise, for the Teacher2Teacher service

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