Sometimes the hardest part is to know the question. Once the question is present the answer often falls logically into place. Equations are all about creating questions and problems. Once we can describe a situation using equations, as long as we know how to solve them then we can find a solution.
Prior Knowledge & Skills
Built on from the basic algebraic skills we use our numeracy skills to find answers.
Simple expressions can be given equality and there we have a problem to solve. Mathematical techniques are used to find answers or solutions. Equation complexity is increased without apparent limit, however the same techniques, once learned allow us to come to solutions.
Many enjoy finding solutions to equations however the real power comes from their application in the real world. An apparently impossible calculation soon yields an answer, just by the application of learned techniques.
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