id: 05759903
dt: j
an: 2010d.00450
au: Lee, Ji Un
ti: Numberwords.
so: Math. Teach. (Derby) 2010, No. 217, 35-39 (2010).
py: 2010
pu: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
la: EN
cc: H22 C32
ut: elementary algebra; algebraic thinking; elementary school mathematics;
mathematical concepts; numbers; number concepts; linguistics; cognitive
processes; thinking skills
ci:
li: http://www.atm.org.uk/journal/archive/mt217.html
ab: Summary: Unlike old perceptions of algebra as a subject that needs to be
taught in the upper grade levels of schooling, much of the recent
research reports that young students are capable of reasoning
algebraically. It is important to note that the recommendation to
include algebraic experiences in the early grades is not made simply to
introduce typical upper grade level algebra skills and procedures into
elementary grades. In other words, those who advocate algebra for early
grades emphasize the importance of developing a deeper mathematical
foundation, rather than the acquisition of skills and procedures. In
this article, the author looks at how young students reason
algebraically. (Contains 7 figures and 3 tables.) (ERIC)
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