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ERIC Number: EJ782611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Thinking Algebraically across the Elementary School Curriculum
Soares, June; Blanton, Maria L.; Kaput, James J.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v12 n5 p228-235 Jan 2006
With testing and accountability on everyone's mind, teachers are looking for creative ways to teach "all" subjects. Literacy is on the top of the list for testing, so it seems to get top priority. But how can teachers make sure that mathematics, especially a crucial area such as algebraic thinking, is a priority as well? Integrating subject matter is one answer, and children's literature seems to be a great place to start. This article uses the classroom experiences of one of the authors to explore how teachers can use literature to integrate algebraic thinking and to illustrate how these tasks, connected to literature, can be integrated across the curriculum. The authors begin with a brief discussion on algebraic thinking in the elementary grades. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A