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ERIC Number: EJ1142883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9017
Public Conceptions of Algorithms and Representations in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Nanna, Robert J.
The Mathematics Educator, v25 spec iss p29-51 2016
Algorithms and representations have been an important aspect of the work of mathematics, especially for understanding concepts and communicating ideas about concepts and mathematical relationships. They have played a key role in various mathematics standards documents, including the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. However, there have been some public misunderstandings about the standards and the role that algorithms and representations have in the teaching and learning of mathematics. In this article, I will first look at how algorithms and representations are discussed in the standards, and then examine and unpack some of the public conceptions around algorithms and representations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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