Early Algebra: Research into its Nature, its Learning, its by Carolyn Kieran, JeongSuk Pang, Deborah Schifter, Swee Fong

By Carolyn Kieran, JeongSuk Pang, Deborah Schifter, Swee Fong Ng

This survey of the state-of-the-art on examine in early algebra strains the evolution of a comparatively new box of study and educating perform. With its concentrate on the more youthful pupil, elderly from approximately 6 years as much as 12 years, this quantity finds the character of the learn that has been conducted in early algebra and the way it has formed the expansion of the sector. The survey, in providing examples drawn from the gradually starting to be learn base, highlights either the character of algebraic considering and the ways that this pondering is being built within the basic and early heart college scholar. Mathematical relatives, styles, and arithmetical constructions lie on the center of early algebraic job, with methods akin to noticing, conjecturing, generalizing, representing, justifying, and speaking being primary to scholars’ engagement.

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Journal of Mathematical Behavior,14, 1–3. References 37 Davydov, V. , Gorbov, S. , Mikulina, G. , Savaleva, O. V. (1999). Mathematics class 1 (edited by J. Schmittau). Binghamton: State University of New York. Dougherty, B. J. (2003). Voyaging from theory to practice in learning: Measure Up. In N. A. Pateman, B. J. Dougherty, & J. T. ), Proceedings of the 27th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 1, pp. 17–23). Honolulu: PME. Dougherty, B. (2008).

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2016). How early is too early for thinking algebraically? Plenary paper prepared for presentation at Topic Study Group 10 of 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13).

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