Thinking Algebraically across the Elementary School Curriculum

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  • 1 Doran School in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 2 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • 3 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

“There is not enough time in the day to teach all subjects!” This is the cry heard in elementary schools all across the country. With testing and accountability on everyone's mind, teachers are looking for creative ways to teach all subjects. Literacy is on the top of the list for testing, so it seems to get top priority. But how can we make sure that mathematics, especially a crucial area such as algebraic thinking, is a priority as well?

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June Soares has led teacher professional development in early algebraic thinking at her school and district.

Maria Blanton research interests are in the integration of algebraic thinking in the elementary grades and sociocultural perspectives on the development of undergraduate students' understanding of mathematical proof.

Although his reputation was international in scope, he worked tirelessly on local fronts to bring educational innovations to disadvantaged school districts.

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