ERIC Number: ED429839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
K-8 Building Blocks for Algebra: Patterns, Functions, Relationships.
Critchfield, Sandra; Hall, Nora; Pittman, Deborah
The ability to use algebra in describing and analyzing real-world situations is becoming a basic skill for all students. The main focus of this book is on patterns, functions, and relationships. Information and ideas on how algebraic thinking can be developed in the years leading to a formal algebra course are included. K-8 teachers are offered a series of appropriate activities that will excite students about mathematics in general and algebra in particular. Activities, grouped by grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, are organized around the instructional process and include a list of necessary materials and background information for students and instructors. (ASK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary Education, Functions (Mathematics), Lesson Plans, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Patterns in Mathematics, Teaching Methods
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348; Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ael.org
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education, Charleston, WV.