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au: Thomas, Mike
ti: Rethinking algebra: a versatile approach integrating digital technology.
so: Stewart, Sepideh (ed.), And the rest is just algebra. Cham: Springer (ISBN
978-3-319-45052-0/hbk; 978-3-319-45053-7/ebook). 173-201 (2017).
py: 2017
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: H20 H30 U70 I20
ut: versatile thinking; algebra; tertiary; digital technology; representations
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45053-7_10
ab: Summary: Many have thought deeply about the construction of the school
algebra curriculum, but the question remains as to why we teach the
topics we do in the manner we do, stressing manipulations of symbols,
and why some other avenues are ignored. In this chapter we consider the
basic constructs in the school algebra curriculum and the procedural
approach often taken to learning them and suggest some reasons why
certain topics may be excluded. We examine how particular tasks,
including some that integrate digital technology into student activity,
could be used to rethink the algebra curriculum content with a view to
motivating students and promoting versatile thinking. Some reasons why
these topics have often not yet found their way into the curriculum are
discussed.
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