ERIC Number: ED347040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Research Issues in the Learning and Teaching of Algebra. Research Agenda for Mathematics Education. Volume 4.
Wagner, Sigrid, Ed.; Kieran, Carolyn, Ed.
This publication contains revised versions of the major papers presented at a research conference on the learning and teaching of algebra. The papers and discussions focused on four major themes: what is algebra and what should it become, in light of continuing technological advances; what has research told us about the teaching and learning of algebra; what is algebraic thinking and how does it relate to general mathematical thinking; and what is the role of representations in the learning of algebra. This monograph is divided into three parts: (1) "Past Research and Current Issues" (presenting 15 papers related to the thematic questions); (2) "A Research Agenda" (the research agenda generated by conference participants and reactions to the agenda from three perspectives); and (3) "Theoretical Considerations" (three retrospective papers on the theoretical issues). (YP)
Descriptors: Algebra, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Research Needs, Research Projects, Secondary Education
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($15.00, 20% discount 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
IES Cited: ED548534