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### Can Creativity in Maths be Learned?

June23

Can creativity be learned? A new study of high-school pupils and math teachers presented recently at the Fourth Conference of Education of the Gifted at the University of Haifa found that two creativity traits can be improved during the learning process, while there is one that a person is – or is not – born with. Two traits of […]

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NCEA Level 2 Algebra Problem. Using the information given, the shaded area = 9, that is:
y(y-8) = 9 –> y.y – 8y – 9 =0
–> (y-9)(y+1) = 0, therefore y = 9 (can’t have a distance of – 1 for the other solution for y)
Using the top and bottom of the rectangle,
x = (y-8)(y+2) = (9-8)(9+2) = 11
but, the left side = (x-4) = 11-4 = 7, but rhs = y+? = 9+?, which is greater than the value of the opp. side??
[I think that the left had side was a mistake and should have read (x+4)?]