From Al Cuoco, a commentary on formal algebra and bookkeeping

Some interesting thoughts by Al Cuoco about polynomial arithmetic and how Taylor series can be used to solve some interesting problems.

Formal Algebra (PDF)

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About Bowen Kerins
Bowen is a mathematics curriculum writer. He is a lead author of CME Project, a high school curriculum focused on mathematical habits of mind, and part of the author team of the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum series. Bowen leads professional development nationally, primarily on how math content can be taught with a focus on higher-level goals. Bowen is also a champion pinball player and once won $1,000 for knowing the number of degrees in a right angle.

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