Stages in the History of Algebra with Implications for Teaching

@article{Katz2007StagesIT,
  title={Stages in the History of Algebra with Implications for Teaching},
  author={V. Katz and B. Barton},
  journal={Educational Studies in Mathematics},
  year={2007},
  volume={66},
  pages={185-201}
}
In this article, we take a rapid journey through the history of algebra, noting the important developments and reflecting on the importance of this history in the teaching of algebra in secondary school or university. Frequently, algebra is considered to have three stages in its historical development: the rhetorical stage, the syncopated stage, and the symbolic stage. But besides these three stages of expressing algebraic ideas, there are four more conceptual stages which have happened along… Expand
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