The new school year opens with the instructor cheerfully announcing to the students on the first day, “Good morning, class! Welcome to the fun of a new language called algebra”. He continues, “Today we are going to have a conversation about your success in this classroom. First, is the area of mathematics called algebra, necessary for your future?"
None of the students responds.
Baty, Jerry T. and McClendon, Virginia A.H.
"Action: Tell me more Albert!,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
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