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Falle JL. The games we play: Assessing algebraic thinking through arithmetic activities. 2007.
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The games we play: Assessing algebraic thinking through arithmetic activities
Students in the later years of primary school, or early years of secondary school often have fragile understandings of number facts, inefficient fact recall and computational strategies, and a limited understanding of number relationships or the meaning of equals. Hence, they are unprepared for the transition to algebra, which marks, or mars, the early years of secondary schooling. This paper describes four activities that develop deep arithmetic understandings that are essential for students' engagement in formal algebra. The activities also provide a context for mathematical discussions and rich assessment potential.
Mathematics: Essential for Learning, Essential for Life. Proceedings of the 21st Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc, p. 155-162 (2007) -- isbn:9781875900633 -- Australia Association of Mathematics Teachers -- 2007
21st Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) Biennial Conference, Hobart, Australia, 6th - 9th July, 2007