ERIC Number: ED441662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Teaching and Learning a New Algebra with Understanding.
Kaput, James J.
This paper suggests a route to deep, long-term algebra reform that begins not with more new approaches but with elementary school teachers and the reform efforts that currently exist. This route involves generalization and expression of that generality using increasingly formal languages, beginning with arithmetic, modeling situations, geometry, and virtually all mathematics that can or should appear in the elementary grades. This route involves infusing algebra throughout the mathematics curriculum from the very beginning. A model of this approach, suggestions, and examples are provided. (Contains 10 references.) (CCM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science, Dartmouth, MA.