elementary algebra

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elementary algebra

  1. (mathematics, education) An informally defined area of algebra considered suitable to be taught to secondary school students.
    • 1920, Inez Dale Powelson, The History of the Teaching of Elementary Algebra, University of California, Berkeley, page 28,
      After 1820 we find elementary algebra commencing to be a required subject for admission. Columbia required it in 1821, Yale in 1847, and Princeton in 1848.
    • 1939, Regina Grosswege, Learning Activities in Elementary Algebra, College Entrance Book Company, unnumbered page,
      A perusal of the following outstanding features of this workbook will show how this book has been designed to enable the student to master elementary algebra in a thoroughly efficient and interesting manner.
    • 2006, Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker, Joanne S. Lockwood, Essentials of Elementary Algebra, Houghton Mifflin.

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