Algebraic Thinking: A Problem Solving Approach
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Algebraic thinking is a crucial and fundamental element of mathematical thinking and reasoning. It initially involves recognising patterns and general mathematical relationships among numbers, objects and geometric shapes. This paper will highlight how the ability to think algebraically might support a deeper and more useful knowledge, not only of algebra, but the thinking required to successfully use mathematics. The paper will highlight how a deeper analysis of mathematical problems can instigate student discourse, providing a meaningful experiences that can developing algebraic thinking.
Shaping the future of mathematics education. Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
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Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy