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ERIC Number: EJ819198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Talking Generally or Generally Talking in an Algebra Classroom
Koellner, Karen; Pittman, Mary; Frykholm, Jeffrey
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v14 n5 p304-310 Dec 2008
This article focuses on the ways in which four eighth-grade girls, each with varying levels of algebraic understanding, share ideas, debate, and gradually move toward generalizations inherent in the "Painted Cube" problem. The intent of this article is to examine how students move to progressive formalization and to provide insights into the ways that teachers can foster similar processes among their students. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A