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ERIC Number: ED521033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Algebraic Thinking: A Problem Solving Approach
Windsor, Will
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Jul 3-7, 2010)
Algebraic thinking is a crucial and fundamental element of mathematical thinking and reasoning. It initially involves recognising patterns and general mathematical relationships among numbers, objects and geometric shapes. This paper will highlight how the ability to think algebraically might support a deeper and more useful knowledge, not only of algebra, but the thinking required to successfully use mathematics. The paper will highlight how a deeper analysis of mathematical problems can instigate student discourse, providing meaningful experiences that can developing algebraic thinking. (Contains 5 figures.) [For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: sales@merga.net.au; Web site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia