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Early Algebra

Research into its Nature, its Learning, its Teaching

Authors: Kieran, C., Pang, J., Schifter, D., Ng, S.F.

  • Provides a brief history of the early algebra movement and its evolution
  • Discusses the nature of early algebra, its processes, and its mathematical content
  • Gives an overview of research on early algebra learning
  • Gives an overview of research on the teaching of early algebra, including the need for professional support for the teacher of early algebra
  • Presents a neurocognitive perspective on early algebra
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This survey of the state of the art on research in early algebra traces the evolution of a relatively new field of research and teaching practice. With its focus on the younger student, aged from about 6 years up to 12 years, this volume reveals the nature of the research that has been carried out in early algebra and how it has shaped the growth of the field. The survey, in presenting examples drawn from the steadily growing research base, highlights both the nature of algebraic thinking and the ways in which this thinking is being developed in the primary and early middle school student. Mathematical relations, patterns, and arithmetical structures lie at the heart of early algebraic activity, with processes such as noticing, conjecturing, generalizing, representing, justifying, and communicating being central to students’ engagement.

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“It is a quick read and provides a good feel for the state of affairs in early algebra research. There is plenty of exciting work to be done in this young field … . Current and would-be researchers can take advantage of the extensive bibliography: 129 references along with pointers to four plenary papers that were presented at ICME13 and are suggested for further reading.” (David A. Huckaby, MAA Reviews, September, 2016)

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kieran, Carolyn (et al.)

    Pages 1-1

  • Survey of the State of the Art

    Kieran, Carolyn (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • Summary and Looking Ahead

    Kieran, Carolyn (et al.)

    Pages 33-33

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32258-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover 9,71 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32257-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Algebra
Book Subtitle
Research into its Nature, its Learning, its Teaching
Authors
Series Title
ICME-13 Topical Surveys
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32258-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32258-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-32257-5
Series ISSN
2366-5947
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 42
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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