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ERIC Number: EJ920421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Technology to Develop Algebraic Reasoning
Polly, Drew
Teaching Children Mathematics, v17 n8 p472-478 Apr 2011
Students' use of technology allows them to generate and manipulate multiple representations of a concept, compute numbers with relative ease, and focus more on mathematical concepts and higher-order thinking skills. In elementary school mathematics classrooms, students develop higher-order thinking skills by completing complex tasks that require them to make connections and analyze mathematical concepts, evaluate processes and algorithms, and create representations to support task completion. In this article, the author describes an example of how students deepened their understanding of algebra and their higher-order thinking skills while completing a task on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Illuminations Web site. (Contains 3 figures.)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-3702; Fax: 703-476-2970; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A