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:
• Identify functions as linear or nonlinear and contrast their properties using tables, graphs and equations
• Model and solve contextualized problems using graphs, tables and equations
• Use symbolic algebra to represent situations and solve problems