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Algebra

Course: 
5th Grade

Mathematics that deals with the relationship between numbers.

See algebraic thinking for information about how elementary students can develop algebraic ideas and algebraic language.

Etymology

From Arabic, "bone-setting" (literally "the science of reuniting," from al the + jabr reunification). Islamic medicine was extraordinarily well-developed. The modern meaning comes from the "unifying" (= solving) of algebraic equations.