id: 06494835
dt: j
an: 2015f.00752
au: Tennant, Geoff; Colloff, Kate
ti: Fruit salad algebra: alive and kicking!
so: Math. Teach. (Derby) 239, 40-43 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
la: EN
cc: H23 C33 D73
ut: elementary algebra; approach; textbook analyses; variables; concepts;
manipulation of expressions; misconceptions; research; interviews;
lower secondary
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ab: Summary: Teaching algebra is challenging for both teachers and learners.
While understanding is pursued, how often does expediency become ‘the
name of the game’? The fruit salad approach has long been
discredited, yet it is still a reality in many classrooms. Is this
approach driven by the textbook? \dots or is the textbook, in this
case, simply a public exemplification of a type of thinking that
prevails within the teaching of mathematics?
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