Preparing Teachers to Foster Algebraic Thinking

Hilda Borko, Jeff Frykholm, Mary Pittman, Eric Eiteljorg, Mary Nelson, Jennifer Jacobs, Karen Koellner-Clark, Craig Schneider

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The purpose of this article is to share the conceptual framework and beginning analyses of data from a teacher professional development program that focuses on cultivating teachers' understanding of algebraic thinking, learning, and teaching. Specifically, in this paper we share: (1) the conceptual framework that has guided the structure of the professional development program and research agenda, and (2) an initial set of findings from the first component of the program. These findings illustrate strategies for developing community among teachers, as well as the potential of using a professional learning community as a context for fostering teacher learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalZDM - International Journal on Mathematics Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Education


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