id: 06664646
dt: j
an: 2016f.01078
au: Store, Jessie C.; Richardson, Kerri D.; Carter, Tyrette S.
ti: Fostering understanding of variable with patterns.
so: Teach. Child. Math. 22, No. 7, 420-427 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: H20 C30
ut: algebra; variables; algebraic thinking
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Teaching-Children-Mathematics/2016/Vol22/Issue7/Fostering-Understanding-of-Variable-with-Patterns/
ab: Summary: Based on a study with six elementary school teachers and 115
students in grades 3, 4, and 5, this article discusses ways that
teachers might support an understanding of variable as students explore
pattern-finding activities. The practices emerged from interviews with
teachers and a yearlong observation of teaching algebraic thinking
during an afterschool program at six elementary schools. The task
discussed here can be accessible to elementary school students. It
supports understanding of different facets of a variable, thereby
avoiding misconceptions that students usually have in later grades and
allowing flexible understanding that is a core for algebraic thinking.
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