# Why is Algebra so Hard?

## How do you transition students?

Think about the tricks and techniques that you use to help students transition from concrete arithmetic to abstract algebra. Post some thoughts to the forum, considering:

- What’s worked for you in the past?
- What do your students find the most difficult?
- How do you think programming can help with this transition?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://studio.code.org/s/algebraPD/stage/3/puzzle/2