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Tool Foster Algebraic Thinking Toolkit: A Guide for Staff Development

Summary

This Toolkit is composed of four modules designed around analyzing student work; listening to students; documenting patterns of student thinking; and asking questions of students. The goal of the Toolkit is to “help mathematics teachers in grades 6-10 learn to identify, describe, and foster algebraic thinking in their students…and understand students’ thinking through the analysis of different kinds of data, such as student work and classroom observations.” The Toolkit materials include Facilitator Notes and blackline masters for each module and are built around rich problem solving tasks.

Authors: Mark Driscoll in collaboration with Judith Zawojewski, Andrea Humez, Johannah Nikula, Lynn Goldsmith, and James Hammerman

This set of resources has been reviewed at the following site: http://www.te-mat.org.

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Strategic applications