Talking Generally or Generally Talking in an Algebra Classroom
Karen Koellner, Mary Pittman, Jeffrey Frykholm
December 2008, Volume 14, Issue 5, Page 304
The ways in which four eighth-grade girls, each with varying levels of algebraic understanding, share ideas, debate, and gradually move toward generalizations inherent in the “Painted Cube” problem. The intent of this article is to examine how students move to progressive formalization and to provide insights into the ways that teachers can foster similar processes among their students.
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof