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Learning Math: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

Classroom Case Studies, Grades 6-8 Homework

Session 10: 6-8, Homework

Problems

Problem H1

Interview a teacher in the grade level above you. Pick one of the problems in this session, and ask them the following:

a. How does the content of this problem prepare students for algebraic thinking in their grade?
b. Why do they think this content is important?
c. How could this problem be extended for students in their grade?

Problem H2

Look at a problem in your own mathematics program for your grade level that you think illustrates algebraic thinking. If you were to teach this problem after taking this course, how might you modify or extend it to bring out more of the content of algebraic thinking?

Series Directory

Learning Math: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

Credits

Produced by WGBH Educational Foundation. 2002.
  • ISBN: 1-57680-469-0

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