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Final Thoughts
Final thoughts

This volume, along with the next one titled, Planting the Seeds of Algebra, Grades 3-5: Explorations for the Intermediate Grades, empowers elementary school teachers to meet the goal articulated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to “help students build a solid foundation of understanding and experience as a preparation for more sophisticated work in algebra in the middle grades and high school” (NCTM, 2000).

“Algebraic” Topics

By working through Explorations I through IV, students and teachers will engage with foundational concepts of algebra:

  • Numbers and operations
  • Notation
  • Equality
  • Unknowns and variables
  • Patterns and functions

The particularity of the Explorations ...

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