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I Can't Write All the Way to 100: Recognizing Students' Emerging Algebraic Strategies

Vanessa Pitts Bannister, Jesse Wilkins 

December 2007, Volume 13, Issue 5, Page 278

Abstract:
Concepts exhibited by seventh-grade prealgebra students as they approached algebraic-thinking tasks. Article discusses students approaches to modeling the simple linear growth pattern of the height of a stack of plastic cups. Sample tasks with student responses included.

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Teacher Education
Grades 6-8
Conceptual Development
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Representation