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What is Algebra?

Algebra is the branch of mathematics where letters are used the replace numbers and manipulated according to the rules of arithmetic. Students are introduced to algebraic concepts from Kindergarten through recognising and continuing patterns. Formal algebra begins in Year 7.

Why study Algebra?

But it's not entirely true. Most people don't use formal algebra in their everyday lives but the algebraic tuition they've received has helped them recognise and continue patterns, work with formulas, improved their problem solving skills and enabled them to perceive hypothetical and theoretical concepts.

So, do people use algebra in their everyday lives? It's hard to say. What IS certain is that a person who embraces the learning of algebra will develop better reasoning and problem solving skills.

Organisation of Content

The study of algebra is divided into three broad categories. They are:

Patterns

Algebraic Techniques

Number Plane