Friday, October 28, 2011

Math problems of the week: Connected Math vs. 1900's algebra

I. The first solving equations problem set in Connected Mathematics 2, Moving Straight Ahead: Linear Relationships (published in 2006):

II. The first solving equations problem set in Wentworth's New School Algebra (published in 1898):

III. Extra Credit
Is it dangerous to have high schoolers dive right into algebraic solutions to equations without having them use tables first?

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Oh gosh. I've got to get a copy of that algebra text. My daughter would LOVE that. She's currently using one that was first published in the 1930's and although I love her modern text, Singapore Discovering Mathemtics, she much prefers the simple and straightforward texts the one in your post.