Maintenance Notification: Please note that web services requiring account login will be unavailable on Sunday, September 25 from approximately 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. ET for scheduled maintenance. Impacted services that will be unavailable during that time include My NCTM, creating an NCTM online account, conference registration, conference proposal submission, joining or renewing membership, commenting on blog posts and content, and purchasing articles and products. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Developing Meaning for Algebraic Symbols: Possibilities and Pitfalls

  • Developing Meaning for Algebraic Symbols: Possibilities and Pitfalls

    John Lannin; Brian Townsend; Nathan Armer; Savanna Green; Jessica Schneider
    Developing meaning for the mathematical symbols used in formal algebra. It  describes the development progress of four fifth-grade students. Computer spreadsheet software assisted students. Analysis of development in the movement from verbal expressions to syncopated expressions and into the use of formal algebraic symbols is presented and strategies are provided to deepen student understanding of the symbol's meaning.
  • 0 Comments

    Add Comment

    Text Only 2000 character limit

    Page 1 of 1