ERIC Number: ED486645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 108
Developing Thinking in Algebra
Mason, John; Graham, Alan; Johnson-Wilder, Sue
This book is for people with an interest in algebra whether as a learner, or as a teacher, or perhaps as both. It is concerned with the "big ideas" of algebra and what it is to understand the process of thinking algebraically. The book has been structured according to a number of pedagogic principles that are exposed and discussed along the way, principles that teachers have found useful in preparing and conducting lessons. The book consists of fifteen chapters: Block 1 Contains: (1) First Encounters with Expressing Generality (p2); (2) Using Mathematical Powers; Meeting Mathematical Themes (p26); (3) Using Symbols (p46); and (4) Depicting Relationships (p67). Block 2 contains:(5) More Experience of Expressing Generality (p92); (6) More on Powers, More on Themes (p114); (7) Symbol Manipulation (p132); and (8) Changing Representations (p153). Block 3 Contains: (9) Yet More Expressing Generally(p178); (10) Solving Problems (p198); (11) Reasoning (p220); (12) Graphs and Diagrams (p240). Block 4 Contains: (13) Themes and Structures (p266); (14) Powers, Constructs and Strategies (p281); and (15) Final Reflections. It also contains: Authors, Book Series, Developing Thinking in Algebra, Epilogue, References, and Index.
Descriptors: Algebra, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Symbols (Mathematics), Generalization, Mathematics Skills
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