Learning from Misconcetions: Algebraic Expressions
Erling, E. (Elizabeth) ; Ashmore, K. (Kim) ; Kapur, K. (Kirti) (2016)
This unit will explore some different approaches to teaching algebraic expressions by using and developing contexts to help students see the purpose in algebraic expressions. It will first explore the role of variables and constants in a real-life context; it will then look at the power of substitution and how this can stimulate thinking creatively and learning from misconceptions. What you can learn in this unit • How to help students to identify relations between variables and constants. • Some ideas on using and developing contexts to help students see the purpose in algebraic expressions. • Some ideas on eliciting misconceptions and using them as a learning tool.