Some eleven plus children absolutely love algebra. Their eyes sparkle. They become animated and highly receptive.
Some adults, and some children, seem to have a negative emotional response to symbols and letters.
Some lucky children, however, do not need to have any barriers broken down because the challenge is all. It is new and exciting. Give me more!
Letters or symbols may seem to be rather general or abstract. The fact that a symbol can transform into a different value is also perplexing to some children – but others love to be intellectually challenged.
2a = 16.
Love it or hate it – it is part of our lives.