This course focuses on developing algebraic thinking, which includes studying patterns and functions, understanding the structure of the number system, using symbolism meaningfully and using mathematical modeling to solve problems. Participants study many common misconceptions about the learning of algebra to better understand the potential gaps in students’ understanding.
Participants will be able to:
• Deepen understanding of patterns, functions and algebraic symbols
• Analyze repeating and growing patterns and represent these patterns in words, pictures and numbers
• Express mathematical relationships using equations