Maths Hub – Algebra Secondary

How do you secure mastery in algebraic and relational thinking in your students? Come and find out why visualisation is the key.

Freudenthal (1977) argued for not limiting algebra to working with more advanced symbols, but to seeing it instead as the ability to describe relations and procedures for solving problems, and the techniques that are involved in a general way. He refers to the algebraic transposition of a context or problem situation, the use of analogies between situations and the algebraic permanence principle.

Currently, algebra is subject to worldwide scrutiny. Different opinions on its goals, approaches and achievements are at the heart of ‘maths war’ debates that are taking place in many countries (Klein, 2007; Schoenfeld, 2004). Crucial to these debates is the relationship between procedural skills and conceptual understanding in teaching and learning algebra.

Thursday 16 May 2019 – 4.00pm-5.15pm

Venue: Wildern School

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