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\iteman{ZMATH 2009e.00468}
\itemau{Ellis, Amy B.}
\itemti{Patterns, quantities, and linear functions.}
\itemso{Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 14, No. 8, 482-491 (2009).}
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Summary: Pattern generalization and a focus on quantities are important aspects of algebraic reasoning. This article describes two different approaches to teaching and learning linear functions for middle school students. One group focused on patterns in number tables, and the other group worked primarily with real-world quantities. This article highlights the different learning dynamics, reasoning activities, and student ideas that can emerge in classrooms that take a number-pattern approach or a quantitative reasoning approach to linear functions. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.) (ERIC)
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\itemcc{H23 D43}
\itemut{linear functions; measurement; mathematical logic; elementary algebra; middle school students; secondary school science; thinking skills; mathematical concepts; teaching methods}
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