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Helping Teachers See an Algebraic Story Line in Elementary School Math, and Learn the Algebraic Ideas as They Teach Them to their Children

Paul Goldenberg
Other Presenter(s): 
Mark Driscoll
Other Presenter(s): 
Steve Benson
NCSM Annual Meeting
April 4, 2005
Anaheim, CA

Number "tricks" that make children feel brilliant can teach them their facts and the basic patterns they'll relearn in algebra. Algebra's roots lie in elementary arithmetic; this session will show how some algebraic opportunities in K-5 mathematics, and how bringing out the algebra, helps teachers help children with both skills and understanding.