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Teaching Mathematics Then and Now: Still Hazy after All These Years? A Reaction Paper to Algebra in the Elementary Schools

Jennifer Bay-Williams 

January 2007, Volume 13, Issue 5, Page 248

Abstract:
In commemoration of the 100th volume of the Mathematics Teacher, the Editorial Panel of Teaching Children Mathematics invited the author to read and reflect on an article published in MT in 1912. Her article compares the current approach to number and algebra content to that presented by Shipley. In addition, the article discusses the change (or lack thereof) of broader issues in mathematics education over the past hundred years.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Algebra
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Teacher
Reasoning and Proof