Fostering Algebraic Thinking

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Drawing on his experiences with three professional development programs, the author outlines key "habits of thinking" that characterize the successful learning and use of algebra. He offers strategies teachers can use to cultivate these habits of thinking and guidelines for assessing students' development. Each chapter features activities to encourage teachers to reflect on how they think about algebra and how that thinking informs their practice. There are also samples and analyses of student work to help teachers identify patterns of algebraic thinking along with questions and strategies that can be used to guide and extend students' thinking.

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Publication Date: 

07/01/1999

Length: 

176 pp.
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