[Numeracy 338] Re: any good ideas on determinants for Matrices?

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Mary Rack mrack at jccc.edu
Sat May 1 20:54:08 EDT 2010


Carol - I think of the determinant as the "size" of the matrix. Might be a good enough explanation for Algebra II. :) And here's a link that might help with instruction: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/determs.htm Mary

From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On Behalf Of Carol King
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:37 PM
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Subject: [Numeracy 252] Re: any good ideas on determinants for Matrices?

Does any one have a good handle on teaching how to find the determinant of a matrix and what it means? I have a very shaky grasp and any good resources you know would be helpful.
I not only help students with the GED, but I teach all the High School courses as well. I have two students needing to complete Algebra II.
Carol King
Fernley Adult Education Center
cking at lyon.k12.nv.us

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