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Title: What is algebraic activity? Consideration of 9-10 year olds learning to solve linear equations
Authors: Hewitt, Dave
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © The authors. Published by University of Rzeszñw, Poland on behalf of the European Society for Research in Mathematics
Citation: HEWITT, D., 2011. What is algebraic activity? Consideration of 9-10 year olds learning to solve linear equations. IN: Pytlak, M., Rowland, T. and Swoboda, E., (eds.). 7th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics (CERME), Rzeszów, Poland, 9-13th Feb., pp.500-510.
Abstract: This paper tries to rise issues about what constitutes algebraic activity through looking at number of episodes from a series of three lessons taught to 9-10 year olds using the software Grid Algebra[1]. From different viewpoints the work the students achieved could be viewed as anything from impressive algebraic activity after relatively short time of teaching, to feeling as if no algebraic activity took place at all. The aim of the paper is to raise issues rather than come to a particular position. It ends up highlighting the fact that such viewpoints are the result of us considering certain things are important and to encourage pursuit of what those are and why we give them that significance.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18857
Publisher Link: http://www.cerme7.univ.rzeszow.pl/
ISBN: 9788373386839
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers (Mathematics Education Centre)

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