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Writing Algebraic Expressions

Before algebra students can be expected to understand traditional "word problems," they need experience using algebra as a language, i.e. writing algebraic expressions and equations. At Pierce College we are encouraging elementary algebra instructors to include a set of lessons on expressions, gradually increasing in difficulty and leading to problems involving weighted averages ("mixture problems") and motion.
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Creator(s): 
Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College) and Kathy Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
Cataloger: 
Bohdan Rhodehamel
Publisher: 
Developmental Mathematics Collection
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CC BY-NC-SA

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