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ERIC Number: ED566524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Learning Progressions Approach to Early Algebra Research and Practice
Fonger, Nicole L.; Stephens, Ana; Blanton, Maria; Knuth, Eric
Grantee Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (37th, East Lansing, MI, Nov 5-8, 2015)
We detail a learning progressions approach to early algebra research and how existing work around learning progressions and trajectories in mathematics and science education has informed our development of a four-component theoretical framework consisting of: a curricular progression of learning goals across big algebraic ideas; an instructional sequence of tasks based on objectives concerning content and algebraic thinking practices; assessments; and posited levels of sophistication in children's reasoning about algebraic concepts within big ideas of early algebra. This research balances the goals of longitudinal research on supporting students' preparedness for algebra while attending to the practical goals of establishing connections among curriculum, instruction, and student learning. [This paper was published in: Bartell, T. G., Bieda, K. N., Putnam, R. T., Bradfield, K., & Dominguez, H. (Eds.) (2015). "Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education" (p201-204). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.]
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL1207945|DRL1219606|DRL1219605