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ERIC Number: EJ888300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
An Algebraic-Habits-of-Mind Perspective on Elementary School
Goldenberg, E. Paul; Mark, June; Cuoco, Al
Teaching Children Mathematics, v16 n9 p548-556 May 2010
More important than infusing courses and curricula with modern content is to give students the tools to use and understand mathematics--including some that does not yet exist. A curriculum organized around habits of mind tries to close the gap between what users and makers of mathematics do and what they say. These cross-journal articles are written by Al Cuoco, E. Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, and Sarah Sword--a team of curriculum developers at the Educational Development Center who pioneered work using mathematical habits of mind central to the work of mathematicians for organizing school mathematics curricula. The TCM article considers the ideas, logic, techniques, and habits of mind that algebra entails, as well as when and to what extent they can be learned with intellectual integrity in the elementary school grades, before a formal course on algebra. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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