## MPs in High School: Algebra as Bookkeeping

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Al Cuoco, the director of the Center for Mathematics Education at EDC, has written some essays that show how mathematical practices can be used in high school. The essays explore examples of Common Core’s Standards for Mathematical Practice. We’ll post all the essays here in the coming weeks.

For more information about EDC programs around the Mathematical Practices, visit http://mathpractices.edc.org and http://mpi.edc.org/dmp-hs-sampler.

The second essay is on the use of formal algebra for bookkeeping, and you can use the methods to solve at least one of this site’s “We Got A Problem” problems. (Click on the link to view PDF.)