Many people think of algebra as dealing with solving equations that have
letters and numbers, and that it is completely unrelated to anything outside
the math classroom. Also, teachers have a difficult time motivating students
to learn algebra. I have found that not only are number/magic puzzles quite
common outside the classroom, but also that they motivate students, and
that teachers can successfully use such number puzzles as an interesting
lead-in to algebra. Here I discuss two number/magic puzzles that can be
demystified and explained by using algebra.
Author(s): Ramakrishnan Menon
PUMAS ID: 07_03_03_1
Date Received: 2007-07-03
Date Revised: 2003-09-04
Date Accepted: 2003-09-04
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