Professional Development that Builds Algebraic Reasoning

CMC-Central, March 7-8, 2008
Suzanne Alejandre, the Math Forum @ Drexel

Let's think together about ways to build students' understanding of algebraic concepts. Together let's explore, reflect, discuss, and revise.

Orienting Questions
What are the various forms of algebraic reasoning?
What helps students to develop these as much as they can?
What are some of the key hurdles or difficult transitions for students to make?
How can online tools help?
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Grade 4: Algebra and Functions
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The goal is to think and express.
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Workshop Opportunities
Grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
Teachers explore how technology can help students build algebraic reasoning as they model and solve contextualized problems using a variety of representations, including graphs, tables, equations, and words.
Grades 3-5:
Tools for Building Math Concepts
The Math Forum and Microsoft Corporation are hosting an online workshop for exploring how technology can help students develop fundamental concepts of multiplication, fractions, division and area through the process of generating data and examining patterns.
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