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Patterns to develop algebraic reasoning. (English)
Teach. Child. Math. 17, No. 7, 410-418 (2011).
Summary: What is the role of patterns in developing algebraic reasoning? This important question deserves thoughtful attention. In response, this article examines some differing views of algebraic reasoning, discusses a controversy regarding patterns, and describes how three types of patterns‒in contextual problems, in growing geometric figures, and in repeating geometric figures‒have been used to develop teachers’ algebraic reasoning. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.) (ERIC)
Classification: B50 H20
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