Tag Archives: algebraic thinking

When is it algebra and when is it arithmetic?

In the post Algebra vs Arithmetic, I distinguished between arithmetic and algebra by arguing that it has nothing to do with the use of letters. That algebra is about letters and arithmetic is about numbers is an oversimplified view of algebra and can create misconceptions. Here are more ways of characterizing algebra. The following excerpts… Read More »

Top 20 Math Posts and Pages in 2012

I blog in order to organise what I think. And I don’t think I’m succeeding judging from the range of topics that I have so far written since I started Math for Teaching blog in 2010. Here’s the twenty most popular math posts and pages in this blog for the year 2012. It’s a mix… Read More »

Develop your ‘Variable Sense’

Number sense refers to a person’s general understanding of number and operations along with the ability to use this understanding in flexible ways to make mathematical judgments and to develop useful strategies for solving complex problems (Burton, 1993; Reys, 1991). Researchers note that number sense develops gradually, and varies as a result of exploring numbers,… Read More »

Math Education Studies

Math-ed studies is my  new blog about research in mathematics teaching and learning and teacher learning. It contains studies, books, links, etc about mathematics education. It is actually my nth attempt to organize myself. Evernote is not enough to organize me. With this blog I hope it will be easier for me to trace where… Read More »

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