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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

Presenter(s): 
Paul Goldenberg
Other Presenter(s): 
Mark Driscoll
Other Presenter(s): 
Steve Benson
Meeting: 
NCSM Annual Meeting
Date: 
April 4, 2005
Location: 
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.