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The Power of Algebra



Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988

Duration: 00:14:33

Subjects: Educational films | Mathematics | Algebra


  • Stringer, David Host
  • Fourrier, Clay Producer
  • Perrault, Jack Interviewee


This episode of the series “The Power of Algebra” from 1988 teaches students how to solve equations using the commutative, associative, and distributive properties of addition and multiplication. It also includes an interview with Jack Perrault, who discusses the importance of mathematics to his work as a structural engineer. Host: David Stringer