 Title  Fruit salad algebra : a Fiji experience  Author  Prasad, Kamlesh, Hathaway, Paul T.  Subject  AlgebraStudy and teaching (Secondary)Fiji  Abstract  Algebra is frequently introduced with variables representing objects such as a for apples and b for bananas. The name ‘fruit salad algebra’ originates from this common introductory teaching strategy, which has been used for a long time by many teachers, both experienced and newly appointed, in an effort to foster the important real world links. There is strong evidence that traditional algebra leaves students confused. We, the teachers of algebra, need a change. Algebra must be introduced in a manner which will enhance student capability to build on their knowledge when more advanced topics are reached. In the Fiji context this means the textbook must surely be modified to cater for the new ideas in preference to the ‘fruit salad’ approach to the teaching of algebra.  Volume/Year  Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.31, vol.16, no.2, 1994  Collation  p. 90102 ;  Notes  • Bibliography: p. 101102.   Filesize  286070 bytes  File Format  PDF  Number of pages  13 
