# 8th grade math

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what is symbolic reasoning?

Please help and explain. Thank you!

• 8th grade math -

"symbolic reasoning" means using symbols to aid in solving (reasoning) problems.

For example:
1. After learning addition and substraction, first graders are asked, "What number must be added to 2 to make it equal 5?" They can understand something like this
2 + ? = 5

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