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Developing Algebraic Thinking through Pattern Exploration

Lesley Lee, Viktor Freiman 

May 2006, Volume 11, Issue 9, Page 428

Abstract:
How to scaffold classroom questioning —using the growing T pattern—to bring out the best in students' algebraic thinking. Includes sample questions, as well as examples of students' solutions.

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Addition and Subtraction
Communication
Grades 6-8
Experimental / Theoretical
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Manipulatives
Modeling
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Ratios / Proportions