# Algebra

## Intensified Algebra I--poster

Submitted by James Lynn on

## Algebra SIG

*Open to all grantees*

The group will continue discussions started on the SIG e-list and panels held earlier in the day.

## High School Algebra Panel

The panel will present an overview of research-grounded evidence about what is critical for students to learn about algebra in grades 6–12.

One thread of the CADRE Algebra SIG discussion has focused on obstacles to student success in elementary algebra. For example, proficiency in numerical calculations with integers and rational numbers is often raised as a prerequisite for success in algebra; yet many students who have these skills still find algebra difficult. The panel will discuss other potential ingredients to success in high school algebra that are often short-changed in school mathematics and school culture.

## Analyzing Early Algebra Learning Progressions for Grades 3-8

This session will critically examine conjectured Early Algebra Learning Progressions for grades 3–8 for coherence, alignment, and completeness.

This session will critically examine conjectured Early Algebra Learning Progressions for grades 3–8 for coherence, alignment, and completeness.

## Algebra in Early Mathematics: What is Critical?

The panel will present an overview of research-grounded evidence about what is critical for students to learn about algebra in grades 1–5.

In this panel discussion, panelists will identify some ideas that are becoming well-established by researchers even though they were by no means evident just 15–20 years ago and are yet to be assimilated into curricula and teacher education programs. They will identify what they consider to be critical issues for children to make progress in algebra in grades 1–5.

## Developing Algebra-ready students for Middle School: Exploring the Impact of Early Algebra (Blanton, Knuth)

Submitted by Maria Blanton on

This is a 3-year project designed to build the preliminary components for investigating the impacts of early algebra education on students’ algebra readiness in middle grades.

## Teaching Mathematics, Teaching Students, Teaching Mathematics to Students (Thompson, Miller)

Submitted by Patrick Thompson on

**Teaching Mathematics; Teaching Students; Teaching Mathematics to Students: Teachers’ Trajectories toward Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching ***Patrick Thompson and Christina Miller, Arizona State University *

This session considers teachers’ transitions from teacher-centered mathematics to student-centered mathematics, including issues of meaning, coherence, and learnability, as well as the importance of working with colleagues.

## National AMTE Conference

Submitted by cadre-admin on

The Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) will be held in Irvine, California from Thursday, January 28 through Saturday, January 30, 2010.

## NCSM Conference

Submitted by cadre-admin on

Whether you're a first-timer or a veteran of NCSM Annual Conferences, join us for three exciting days focused on important issues for leaders in mathematics education.

NCSM's Program Committee has lined up a terrific slate of speakers who will help us focus on "Charting a Course to Mathematics Leadership."

Conference sessions will be led by experts in their field-people at the forefront of change in mathematics education.

The six strands featured at this exciting and educational NCSM event are: