**ERIC Number:**ED429801

**Record Type:**Non-Journal

**Publication Date:**1998

**Pages:**185

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**ISBN:**ISBN-0-309-06147-4

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The Nature and Role of Algebra in the K-14 Curriculum: Proceedings of a National Symposium (Washington, DC, May 27-28, 1997).

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.

Methods of effectively teaching algebraic thinking in elementary schools as well as secondary schools is the topic of the following 19 papers. Papers include: (1) "Transforming Algebra from an Engine of Inequity to an Engine of Mathematical Power by 'Algebrafying' the K-12 Curriculum" (J. Kaput); (2) "Developing a Coherent and Focused K-12 Algebra Curriculum" (E. Phillips); (3) "Enhancing Algebraic Reasoning with Technology" (G. Akst); (4) "Algebra for Everyone? With or Without Technology?" (M. Norman); (5) "How Might Technology Enhance Algebraic Reasoning?" (R. Zbiek); (6) "What Do We Know about K-14 Students' Learning of Algebra?" (J. Confrey); (7) "Algebra: What All Students Can Learn" (S. Williams and D. Molina); (8) "Improving K-14 Algebra Instruction: A Discussion of Teachers' Responsibilities and Students' Opportunities" (B. Moore-Harris); (9) "Capturing Patterns and Functions: Variables and Joint Variation" (G. Lappan); (10) "Functions and Relations: A Unifying Theme for School Algebra in Grades 9-12" (C. Hirsch); (11) "Middle School Algebra from a Modeling Perspective" (G. Kleiman); (12) "Why Modeling Matters" (L. Godbold); (13) "Modeling: Changing the Mathematics Experience in Postsecondary Classrooms" (R. Dance); (14) "Algebraic Structure in the Mathematics of Elementary-School Children" (C. Tierney); (15) "Structure in School Algebra (Middle School)" (M. van Reeuwijk); (16) "The Role of Algebraic Structure in the Mathematics Curriculum of Grades 11-14" (G. Foley); (17) "Language and Representation in Algebra: A View from the Middle" (R. Billstein); (18) "Teaching Algebra: Lessons Learned by a Curriculum Developer" (D. Resek); and (19) "The Nature and Role of Algebra: Language and Representation" (D. Hughes Hallett). (ASK)

Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Functions (Mathematics), Higher Education, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods

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**Language:**English

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**Authoring Institution:**National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.