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Encountering algebraic letters, expressions and equations: A study of small group discussions in a Grade 6 classroom


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Title: Encountering algebraic letters, expressions and equations: A study of small group discussions in a Grade 6 classroom
Other Titles: Elevers möte med algebraiska bokstäver, uttryck och ekvationer – en studie av smågruppsdiskussioner i åk 6
Authors: Rystedt, Elisabeth
Issue Date: 2015
Extent: 108 pages
Publication type: licentiate thesis
Organization: Institutionen för didaktik och pedagogisk profession, Göteborgs universitet/Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies, University of Gothenburg
Keywords: introductory algebra
algebraic letters
algebraic expressions
equations
small group discussions
manipulatives
inledande algebra, algebraiska bokstäver, algebraiska uttryck, ekvationer, smågruppsdiskussioner, laborativt material
Abstract: Introductory algebra has a pivotal role for pupils’ continued learning in algebra. The aim of this licentiate thesis is to contribute to knowledge about how pupils appropriate introductory algebra and the kind of challenges they encounter. In this thesis, the term introductory algebra is used to refer to the introduction of formal algebra at compulsory school level – algebraic letters, algebraic expressions and equations. The work is based on two research articles: What’s there in an n? Investig... more
Description: This licentiate thesis has been prepared within the framework of the graduate school in educational science at the Centre for Educational and Teacher Research, University of Gothenburg. In 2004 the University of Gothenburg established the Centre for Educational Science and Teacher Research (CUL). CUL aims to promote and support research and third-cycle studies linked to the teaching profession and the teacher training programme. The graduate school is an interfaculty initiative carried out jointly by the Faculties involved in the teacher training programme at the University of Gothenburg and in cooperation with municipalities, school governing bodies and university colleges
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/40140
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