Collaborating to Introduce Algebra

  • Collaborating to Introduce Algebra

    Frances Van Dyke, Jessica Tomback
    This article describes a collaboration between a university professor and a sixth-grade teacher who teamed to introduce algebra using a visual approach. The project began with a study of qualitative graphs, moved on to quantitative graphs, then introduced tables of values and finally concentrated on equations. Teachers will learn how to effectively introduce algebra to their students before being placed in an algebra class.