Early algebra: the math workshop perspective. (English)

Kaput, James J. (ed.) et al., Algebra in the early grades. London: Routledge (ISBN 978-0-8058-5472-5/hbk; 978-0-8058-5473-2/pbk). Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series, 449-477 (2008).

From the text: Here in Chapter 17, the authors examine both generalized arithmetic and patterns and relations in a project rooted conceptually in developmental psychology. They use their work to portray childrenâ€™s natural tendency toward algebraic thinking and to articulate principles of the algebraic trajectory through which the Math Workshop curriculum takes students.