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“The reason that we teach symbolic algebraic manipulation has everything to do with its efficiency and nothing to do with the historical development of the problems being solved.”
-- Patricia R. Allaire and Robert E. Bradley (in their article ‘Geometric Approaches to Quadratic Equations from Other Times and Places’, available online at: https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/images/upload_library/46/NCTM/Ge...)

## “The reason that we teach

“The reason that we teach symbolic algebraic manipulation has everything to do with its efficiency and nothing to do with the historical development of the problems being solved.”

-- Patricia R. Allaire and Robert E. Bradley (in their article ‘Geometric Approaches to Quadratic Equations from Other Times and Places’, available online at: https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/images/upload_library/46/NCTM/Ge...)