Many educators and education policy makers are questioning the value of algebra. Think about how often you hear people comment that they never use algebra and think taking algebra in high school was unnecessary and did nothing more than add stress to their young lives.
Removing algebra as a requirement for graduation from high school would be a decision that requires careful analysis.
One Website offers a definition of Algebra attributed to Syracuse University. It states that Algebra is:
“a branch of mathematics that uses mathematical statements to describe relationships between things that vary overtime.” Continue reading