Category Archives: algebra

Experts’ strategy flexibility for solving equations

Jon R. Star and Kristie J. Newton have written an article about The nature and development of experts’ strategy flexibility for solving equations. The article was published online in ZDM last week. Algebra is an area of mathematics in which … Continue reading

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Changing practice, changing minds

I like the title of a new article written by Jeanne Tunks and Kirk Weller, especially the first part of it! Here is the entire title: Changing practice, changing minds, from arithmetical to algebraic thinking: an application of the concerns-based … Continue reading

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Hidden lessons

Amy B. Ellis and Paul Grinstead have written an article that was published in The Journal of Mathematical Behavior last week. The article is entitled Hidden lessons: How a focus on slope-like properties of quadratic functions encouraged unexpected generalizations. Here … Continue reading

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Algebra: Use it or lose it?

Yesterday, there was an interesting article in The Spectrum. The title of the article is “Algebra: Use it or lose it?“, and the claim that is put forth by author Sarah Clark was that algebra teachers all over the world … Continue reading

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Overcoming Algebra

Next Tuesday, there is going to be a free live “webinar” over at http://edweek.org/go/algebra. Presenters in this web-based seminar are Jon R. Star and Mary Jo Tavormina. Star is educational psychologist and assistant professor of education at Harvard University, whereas … Continue reading

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Students’ perceptions

Mashooque Ali Samo has written an article called Students’ Perceptions Abouth the Symbols, Letters and Signs in Algebra and How Do These Affect Their Learning of Algebra: A Case Study in a Govenrment Girls’ Secondary School, Karachi. This article pays … Continue reading

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Using graphing software in algebra teaching

Kenneth Ruthven, Rosemary Deaney and Sara Hennesy have written an article that was published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics on Saturday. It is entitled: Using graphing software to teach about algebraic forms: a study of technology-supported practice in secondary-school … Continue reading

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Building intellectual infrastructure

James Kaput wrote an article that was published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics on Friday. The article is entitled: Building intellectual infrastructure to expose and understand ever-increasing complexity. Here is the abstract of the article: This paper comments on … Continue reading

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Book review: "Algebra in the Early Grades"

The latest issue of Teachers College Record includes a book review of “Algebra in the Early Grades”. This important book was edited by late James J. Kaput together with David W. Carraher and Maria L. Blanton, and it was published … Continue reading

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New journal: Educational Designer

A new journal for educational research has seen the light of day: Educational Designer! The journal is an online journal, and it was established by the International Society for Design and Development in Education. One of the articles in the … Continue reading

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