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Author:Henri Picciotto
Description: Math education articles by the author, with an emphasis on algebra. A New Algebra: Tools, Themes, Concepts, an article that summarizes the pedagogical and curricular thinking behind ATTC; Early Mathematics: A Proposal for New Directions, a chapter in the book Employing Children's Natural Powers to Build Algebraic Reasoning in the Context of Elementary Mathematics; the record of a discussion about geoboards; the record of a debate on the appropriateness of using the geoboard to introduce the Pythagorean Theorem; an introduction to Base 10 blocks and the Lab Gear, followed by a general discussion of the uses and limitations of manipulatives; and articles on general teaching methods, such as The Art of Teaching and Group Work. Resources for application in the secondary school classroom include sample activities using the geoboard and the Lab Gear; Make These Designs, a graphing calculator lesson on linear functions; The Turtle in the Age of the Mouse, an article on why the author still teaches programming which can also serve as an introduction to Boxer, a programming language and computational medium for education; and problems such as Iterating f(x)=2|x|-2 and Mapping Triangles to Points.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Basic Algebra
Math Ed Topics: General Programs/Approaches, Grouping/Cooperative Learning, Materials-Reviews/Recommendations, Manipulatives, Simulations, Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, Computers, Reform

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