Previous Chapter Chapter 11: Final Thoughts
Chapter 11: 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).
By working through Explorations I through IV, students and teachers will engage with foundational concepts of algebra:
- Numbers and operations
- Unknowns and variables
- Patterns and functions
The particularity of the Explorations ...