id: 05534011
dt: j
an: 2009b.00119
au: Koellner, Karen; Pittman, Mary; Frykholm, Jeffrey
ti: Talking generally or generally talking in an algebra classroom.
so: Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 14, No. 5, 304-310 (2008).
py: 2008
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: C33 H23 E43
ut: elementary algebra; grade 8; females; generalization; algebraic thinking;
concept formation; comprehension; cooperative learning; discussion;
problem solving
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ab: Summary: This article focuses on the ways in which four eighth-grade girls,
each with varying levels of algebraic understanding, share ideas,
debate, and gradually move toward generalizations inherent in the
"Painted Cube" problem. The intent of this article is to examine how
students move to progressive formalization and to provide insights into
the ways that teachers can foster similar processes among their
students. (Contains 2 figures.) (ERIC)
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