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Instructional Strategies for Teaching Algebra in Elementary School: Findings from a Research-Practice Collaboration

Darrell Earnest and Aadina Balti 

May 2008, Volume 14, Issue 9, Page 518

Abstract:
This article uses an example from a third-grade class working on the Dinner Tables problem to illustrate how algebra can be successfully incorporated into the elementary classroom. Several examples of student-teacher conversations are included.

Keywords:
Action Research
Algebraic Patterns
Curriculum Developer
Grades 3-5
Communication
Conceptual Development
Curriculum
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work