# TCNJ student activities # A Tried And Tested Method To Handle Algebra Homework

Algebra is basically protocol that is used in mathematics to categorize patterns. It provides the initials that mathematicians use to explain patterns rather than having to rewrite the same patterns numerous times.

This is therefore a branch of mathematics that encompasses almost all the sections in that it gives relationship between the articles found in mathematics and thus sets a basic foundational stage for a scholar to find his/her way easily through numbers.

Solving problems of algebra at times pose a main challenge to students making them dread their mathematical homework and even dodge this topic. However this should not be the case since the understanding of algebra will lay bare all the subsequent mathematical topics since this is the basic to it.

Various mathematicians have come up with ways to help reduce the burden of algebra and make it easier for students to tackle it. This article shows some of the methods.

### Work with examples

Before tackling homework encompassing algebra it is inevitable to first work with the examples either given in the book or during the lessons and see how the answers and methodology are derived. This gives an example of all the trends and how to go about the same. The beauty with algebra is that it has a constancy of answers thus understanding the concept is the basic thing.

### Stick to the rules

Like all concepts, algebra does have rules and regulations that govern it. sticking to the rules ensure that a scholar is able to stay within the framework and solve the problems in the right way. For example two minus signs placed side by side translate to a plus and also a plus sign taken across the equal sign becomes a minus. These basic rules help to ease the understanding of algebra problems and the way to circumvent their complexity.

### Don’t cram unless it’s a formula

Mathematics and specifically algebra is meant to be enjoyed. Its practical and shouldn’t be theorised. Therefore mastering the step by step methods makes it appear harder than it is. You should only master the formulas which will come handy during certain computations. Moreover grasping the concepts will make it easier to solve the problems even if one isn’t aware of the formula provided.

### Constant practice

Practice makes perfect. Solving at least five algebra sums per day embeds these concepts to a learner and thus subsequent questions will not pose any problem. Daily practice ensures that they become something of a norm and a student finds no difficulty in solving them.