By Kaye Stacey, Helen Chick, Margaret Kendal

This booklet provides a wide-ranging, overseas standpoint at the nation of the sphere of algebra from invited individuals to the twelfth ICMI learn convention held in Melbourne, Australia in 2001. The authors are popular teachers from all over the international who've written person chapters linked to the educating and studying of algebra that relate to their specific components of analysis and instructing services. The publication comprises information regarding assorted methods to the educating and studying of algebra - from early algebra to tertiary algebra, the effect of instruments and expertise (including computing device Algebra Systems), the function of symbols and language, lecturers of algebra, and the historical past of algebra.

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Tude de genèses instrumentales liées à l’utilisation d’une calculatrice symbolique en classe de première S. Thèse de doctorat. Université Paris 7. , & Kieran, C. (2001). Algorithmic and meaningful ways of joining together representatives within the same mathematical activity: An experience with graphing calculators. In M. ), Proceedings of the annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 1, pp. 96-107). Utrecht, The Netherlands: PME Program Committee.

271-290). M. Thales. 1 Introduction As a reaction to Carolyn Kieran’s chapter I will ask, and propose an answer to, four questions: Why is the question of the core of algebra so difficult? What role does semiotics plays in algebraic activities? Then, Is algebra a language? And finally, Why is the question of the core of algebra so important for the future? 2 Why is the question of the core of algebra so difficult? ” is a quite thorny problem. As it appears in Kieran’s quotations of Lee (1997), every answer may be at the origin of large discussions, since focusing on one essential feature lets in the shadow of the other—also essential—features.

1996). Approaches to algebra: Perspectives for research and teaching. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. Bell, A. (1995). Purpose in school algebra. In C. ), New perspectives on school algebra: Papers and discussions of the ICME-7 Algebra Working Group (special issue). Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 14, 41-73. Boero, P. (1993). About the transformation function of the algebraic code. In R. ), Algebraic processes and the role of symbolism (working conference of the ESRC seminar group, pp.

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