
02361473
a
2005a.00076
Hejny, Milan
Littler, Graham
The beginnings of algebraic thinking.
Bergsten, Christer (ed.) et al., Challenges in mathematics education. Proceedings of MADIF3, The 3rd Swedish mathematics education research seminar, Norrk\"oping, Sweden, January 2325, 2002. Link\"oping: Svensk F\"orening f\"or MatematikDidaktisk Forskning (ISBN 919739340X). Skrifter vr\aa{}n Svensk F\"orening f\"or Matematikdidaktisk Forskning (SMDF) 2, 107117 (2003).
2003
Link\"oping: Svensk F\"orening f\"or MatematikDidaktisk Forskning
EN
C30
B50
H20
D20
In the presentation, a learningmodel for the arithmeticalgebra development is described and illustrated by data from their experimental teaching. Of crucial importance in this development are the steps from knowledge in action into knowledge in words, and from the latter into symbolic language knowledge. The model, which is based on a constructivist approach, emphasises that this development is a long term process, and that it is a challenge to mathematics educators to change established teachers' traditional views on the teaching of algebra.