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Algebraic Thinking and Geometry

Laura Grandau, Ana Stephens 

March 2006, Volume 11, Issue 7, Page 344

Abstract:
How two middle school teachers incorporated algebraic thinking into their textbook-based geometry lessons. One teacher embedded algebraic concepts within an existing textbook lesson while the other teacher elicited algebraic thinking by extending a textbook lesson. Lesson descriptions are included.

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Linearity
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Professional Development / Teacher Education
Similarity / Congruence
Transformations
Ratios / Proportions