Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, February 2008

The February issue of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School has several interesting articles. The free preview article in this issue is "Teaching Algebra without Algebra", by Richard S. Kalman. He is executive director of the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools. The abstract presents the contents of the article as follows:
Article discusses the value of problem solving in setting the stage for future math studies and thoroughly discusses three problems that can be solved verbally and algebraically.