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Fostering Algebraic Thinking A Guide for Teachers, Grades 6-10

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ISBN-10: 0325001545

ISBN-13: 9780325001548

Edition: 1999

Authors: Mark Driscoll, Mark Driscoll

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This book can be an important tool in our collective effort to improve the quality of mathematics instruction. - Mathematics Teacher Read a sample chapter from Fostering Algebraic Thinking (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)! Fostering Algebraic Thinking is a timely and welcome resource for middle and high school teachers hoping to ease their students' transition to algebra. Drawing on his experiences with three professional development programs, author Mark Driscoll outlines key "habits of thinking" that characterize the successful learning and use of algebra. He offers strategies teachers can use to cultivate these habits of thinking and guidelines for assessing students' development.…    
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Book details

List price: $41.27
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 4/19/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.20" long x 0.36" tall
Weight: 0.682

Mark Driscoll is an American pastor and author. He is the founder and preaching pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington. He was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and was raised as a Roman Catholic. He earned a Bachelor's degree in communications from Washington State University with a minor in philosophy and also has a Master of Arts degree in exegetical theology from Western Seminary. He has written books about the Old Testament, the New Testament, and others entitled, Vintage Church: Timeless Truths and Timely Methods, On Church Leadership, On Who is God, and The Relevant Church: A New Vision For Communities of Faith.

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Smoothing the Transition to Algebra Through Algorithmic Thinking
Building on Number Sense and Number Theory
Expressing Generalizations About Structure
Expressing Generalizations About Functional Relations
Fostering Symbol Sense
Linking Multiple Representations