## Assignment: Problem Solving

This assignment is designed to give students practice using polynomials to create graphic design. Linked to *Problem Solving in Algebra*.

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This assignment is designed to give students practice using polynomials to create graphic design. Linked to *Problem Solving in Algebra*.

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A secondary teacher has students connect their knowledge of polynomials and equations of lines to solve problems in context. Linked with *Assignment: Problem Solving*.

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A task to support the understanding and language of graphs. Students sit back to back and one student describes a graph while the other draws it and then they compare it with the given graph.

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A task for students to match graphs, equations, words and data, so students can make the connections between the different representations.

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An eighth-grade algebra teacher talks about how he builds skills necessary for algebra concurrently with the teaching of algebra standards. He describes his method and shares experiences with linear equations that reflect a coherent approach to learning and skill development. The discussed tasks are available.

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Hung-Hsi Wu, a professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley, discusses the importance of seeing algebra as a whole rather than a collection of isolated facts and shortcuts to be memorized. He goes on to state the topics that would make up a coherent algebra framework as supported by the National Math Advisory Panel.

**Featuring: **Hung-Hsi Wu, University of California at Berkeley

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