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Advances in Mathematics Education

Early Algebraization

A Global Dialogue from Multiple Perspectives

Editors: Cai, Jinfa, Knuth, Eric (Eds.)

  • Addresses early algebra research from international, curricular, cognitive and instructional perspectives
  • Examines early algebra research from the elementary grades through the middle grades
  • Provides a comprehensive account of current early algebra research
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In recent years there has been increased interest in the development of students’ algebraic thinking in the elementary and middle school grades. This important and timely new volume contains the most comprehensive collection of research focused on early algebraization. The volume’s authors—leading international mathematics education scholars—present perspectives on early algebraization that promote a global dialogue on the topic. Research is presented from many parts of the world, including Asia, Australasia, Western and Eastern Europe, and North America. The volume authors consider issues concerning early algebraization from three fundamental perspectives—curricular, cognitive, and instructional. The chapters in this volume not only represent the state of the art about research on early algebraization, but also provide suggestions for future research.

“This volume on early algebraization reveals the rich diversity that characterizes the rapidly evolving field of early algebra .… this volume offers to researchers, teachers, curriculum developers, professional development educators, and policy makers alike some of the most recent thinking in the field.” (Carolyn Kieran)

About the authors

Jinfa Cai is professor at the University of Delaware, USA. Eric Knuth is professor at the University of Wisconsin,  USA.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Preface to Part I

    Cai, Jinfa (et al.)

    Pages 3-4

  • Functional Thinking as a Route Into Algebra in the Elementary Grades

    Blanton, Maria L. (et al.)

    Pages 5-23

  • Developing Students’ Algebraic Thinking in Earlier Grades: Lessons from China and Singapore

    Cai, Jinfa (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Developing Algebraic Thinking in the Context of Arithmetic

    Russell, Susan Jo (et al.)

    Pages 43-69

  • The Role of Theoretical Analysis in Developing Algebraic Thinking: A Vygotskian Perspective

    Schmittau, Jean

    Pages 71-85

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Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-17734-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Algebraization
Book Subtitle
A Global Dialogue from Multiple Perspectives
Editors
  • Jinfa Cai
  • Eric Knuth
Series Title
Advances in Mathematics Education
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17735-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17735-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17734-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26727-7
Series ISSN
1869-4918
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 624
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