The purpose of learning math is to expand ones' logical mind, to see patterns, to be able to better problem solve. Algebra is the very basics of mathematics. Algebra may sound scary, but it is simple and beautiful. If we have 2 chocolate bars and we need a total of 5, how many more chocolate bars do we need? We can set up a variable, c, for the number of chocolate bars.
2 + c = 5.
We can simply solve this equation and find out that we need 3 more chocolate bars for this equation to be true.
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