# ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' UNDERSTANDINGS OF ALGEBRAIC GENERALIZATIONS

@article{Hallagan2009ELEMENTARYSP, title={ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' UNDERSTANDINGS OF ALGEBRAIC GENERALIZATIONS}, author={Jean E. Hallagan and Audrey C. Rule and Lynn F. Carlson}, journal={The Mathematics Enthusiast}, year={2009}, volume={6}, pages={201-206} }

It is critical for all students to learn algebra, including the ability to generalize, to function in our increasingly complex world. This pretest/intervention/posttest study of preservice elementary teachers (N = 63) in their math methods course assessed their knowledge of writing and applying algebraic generalizations using instructor-made rubrics along with analysis of work samples and reported insights. Initially, although most subjects could solve a specific case, they had considerable… Expand

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