Project Archive: Algebra for Middle-School Teachers with Intriguing Activities

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Algebra for Middle-School Teachers with Intriguing Activities

Subject: Mathematics

Book Language: English

Audience: Undergraduate students in a math course for preservice middle-school teachers.

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Created date: June 14, 2021

Updated date: July 1, 2021

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Short Description:

This project is to create a digital textbook for preservice middle-school teachers to learn algebra meaningfully through intriguing activities that create an intellectual need for students to learn foundational algebraic concepts such as variables, expressions, equations, and functions. Activities in journal articles:

Lim, K. (2009). Provoking intellectual need.

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

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15

(2), 92-99.

Lim, K. (2009). Burning the candle at just one end.

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

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14

(8), 492-500.

Lim, K. (2014). Curiosity & Connections.

The Mathematics Teacher

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108

(4), 288-295.

Lim, K. (2016). Fostering algebraic understanding through math magic.

The Mathematics Teacher

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110

(2), 110-118.

Lim, K. (20

20). Addressing the Hammer-and-Nail Phenomenon.

Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12

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113

(6), 487-495.

Lim, K. (2014). Error-eliciting problems: Fostering understanding and thinking.

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

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20

(2), 106-14.

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