The Missing Part in Most Math Instruction – How to Think Algebraically


Presenter: Ed Zaccaro, Hickory Grove Press
Core Area: 
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1C; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3A, 3B, 3C; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Students are required to learn algebra in school, but how can they apply it to concepts in everyday life? Problems are easier once you understand the fundamentals. In this one-hour course from Hickory Grove Press, Ed Zaccaro demonstrates the practical uses for algebra. When you complete this session, you’ll have a clear understanding of the thought process behind algebraic thinking and how to teach it successfully.

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The invention of algebra is the most powerful problem-solving tool ever created. Unfortunately, algebra is too often taught as an abstract concept with no practical uses because children are rarely taught to think algebraically.

Learn techniques for teaching algebraic thinking along with ways to incorporate real-life uses of algebra into your instruction. Ed Zaccaro provides detailed explanations and firsthand examples of how algebra benefits everyone. This session will give you the answer to the question frequently asked by children: When will we ever use algebra?

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • How to help students think algebraically
  • When to use algebra
  • How algebra can save money
  • What to avoid when teaching algebra
  • Real-life applications of algebra

Other courses in this series:

10 Challenging Math Problems and Strategies to Successfully Solve Them
Pathway to Mathematical Understanding in Early Childhood
8 Ways to Spark Intellectual Curiosity and Passion in Mathematically Gifted Students

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4 reviews for The Missing Part in Most Math Instruction – How to Think Algebraically

  1. Victoria – MIAMI TRACE LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course helped me to consider ways to encourage algebraic thinking.

  2. Jodi – CELINA CITY (verified owner)

    Great course

  3. Dionne – Yellow Springs Exempted Village (verified owner)

    I liked the fun facts presented as ways to capture the interest of students.

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