
05945646
j
2011e.00157
Stump, Sheryl L.
Patterns to develop algebraic reasoning.
Teach. Child. Math. 17, No. 7, 410418 (2011).
2011
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
B50
H20
elementary algebra
geometric concepts
teacher qualifications
elementary school mathematics
elementary school teachers
generalization
patterns
context effect
preservice teacher education
http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=TCM201103410a&from=B
Summary: What is the role of patterns in developing algebraic reasoning? This important question deserves thoughtful attention. In response, this article examines some differing views of algebraic reasoning, discusses a controversy regarding patterns, and describes how three types of patternsin contextual problems, in growing geometric figures, and in repeating geometric figureshave been used to develop teachers' algebraic reasoning. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.) (ERIC)