stroudydad wrote:
Guest55 wrote:
It's really pre-algebra in my opinion. Certainly no setting up and solving equations which is what was suggested for this question.
When the 11+ is set only Year 5 content should be tested ie no algebra at all.
So does no algebra mean no pre-algebra too??
I think the school teaches the concept of algebra, but very little on using algebral method to solve word problems. As for 11+ test, some questions will be easier to solve using algebral method, even though you can still solve the problem without using it.
The good thing about algebra is it simplifies a complicated word problem into an equation, which can be routinely solved with standard operations.
I do teach my DD algebra as I think she understands the concept. Therefore she will have more choices when solving word problems.