id: 02363257
dt: a
an: 2005b.00675
au: MacGregor, Mollie
ti: Goals and content of an algebra curriculum for the compulsory years of
schooling.
so: Kaye, Stacey et al., The future of the teaching and learning of algebra.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (ISBN 1-4020-8130-8). 313-328
(2004).
py: 2004
pu: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: H13
ut: compulsory education; general education; values
ci:
li:
ab: This chapter is concerned with the significance of algebra for the broad
population of students in the compulsory years of schooling and with
what should constitute a basic algebra curriculum. Three broad reasons
for scrutiny of the curriculum are identified: the growth of universal
education, the challenges and opportunities brought about by
information technology, and the concern arising from documented low
student achievement. The chapter proposes that the reasons for all
students to learn algebra are complex, and must go beyond simple
assertions of utility. The final section gives appropriate goals for a
basic algebra curriculum.
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