id: 06245285
dt: j
an: 2014a.00827
au: Malkevitch, Joseph
ti: Arithmetic and algebra to solve fairness problems.
so: J. Math. Educ. Teach. Coll. 2, No. 1, 68-69 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Teachers College (TC), Columbia University, New York, NY
la: EN
cc: M40 H30
ut: fairness problems; modeling; equations; systems of equations
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li:
ab: From the text: One big concern all of us have is being treated fairly. Here
is an applied problem which leads to a system of linear equations and
provides students with the opportunity to connect mathematics with
something that may arise in their daily lives or which they may see in
the news. The problem may help motivate students in wanting to master
the algebra skills needed to solve systems of equations.
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