Algebra and the Teaching of Algebra

Algebra and the Teaching of Algebra

Date & Time

12 August 2015, 00:00 - 04 November 2015, 00:00

Venue

National Institute of Education (exact venue to be advised)

Department

Mathematics & Mathematics Education (MME)
Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)

Category

Professional Development

Events Details

This course will begin with a consideration of what research tells us about the relationship between arithmetic and algebra and some of the problems associated with the transition between the two. The main differences identified by research will be examined and the theoretical perspectives on algebra that help us to understand the nature of these differences will then be considered. Research related to transition from arithmetic to algebra and then to more specific issues such as solving equations and word problems, symbolization and the use of technology in teaching algebra will be examined. 

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