Papers presented at a conference on reform in algebra, December 9-12, 1993

Carole Lacampagne | 1995 | PDF

Vol. 1

This volume contains the plenary or reactor papers presented at a conference on reform in algebra held in Leesburg, Virginia, December 9-12, 1993. Papers included are: (1) "Introduction" (C. B. Lacampagne); (2) "Summary" (C. B. Lacampagne); (3) "Recommendations" (C. B. Lacampagne); (4) "The Development of Algebra and Algebra Education" (V. J. Katz); (5) "Long-Term Algebra Reform: Democratizing Access to Big Ideas" (J. J. Kaput); (6) "Algebra in the K-12 Curriculum" (G. Burrill); (7) "What Is the Appropriate K-12 Algebra Experience for Various Students?" (J. Fey); (8) "Algebra at the College Level" (M. Artin); (9) "Algebra Initiative" (V. Pless); (10) "Algebra and the Technical Workforce" (H. Pollak); (11) "Reshaping Algebra to Serve the Evolving Needs of the Technical Workforce" (S. Garfunkel); (12) "A Cognitive Perspective in the Mathematical Preparation of Teachers: The Case of Algebra" (A. G. Thompson & P. W. Thompson); (13) "Preparing Teachers to Teach Algebra for All: Preliminary Musings and Questions" (M. Enneking); and (14) "Algebra for All: Dumbing Down or Summing Up?" (L. A. Steen). Appendices include the conference agenda; Conceptual Framework for the Algebra Initiative of the National Institute on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment; and a participant list.

Vol. 2

This volume presents recommendations from four working groups at a conference on reform in algebra held in Leesburg, Virginia, December 9-12, 1993. Working Group 1: Creating an Appropriate Algebra Experience for All Grades K-12 Students produced the following papers: (1) "Report" (A. H. Schoenfeld); (2) "Five Questions About Algebra Reform (and a thought experiment)" (D. Chazan); (3) "Algebra and the Democratic Imperative" (R. B. Davis); (4) "Realism(s) for Learning Algebra" (R. Hall); (5) "Algebra, The New Civil Right" (B. Moses); (6) "Issues Surrounding Algebra" (E. Phillips); (7) "Is Thinking About 'Algebra' a Misdirection?" (A. H. Schoenfeld); and (8) "Thoughts Preceding the Algebra Colloquium" (Z. Usiskin). Working Group 2: Educating Teachers, Including K-8 Teachers, to Provide These Algebra Experiences produced: (1) "Report" (A. Buccino); (2) "Educating Teachers to Provide Appropriate Algebra Experiences: Practicing Elementary and Secondary Teachers--Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?" (C. Gifford-Banwart); (3) "Educating Teachers for Algebra" (A. Buccino); (4) "Experience, Abstraction, and 'Algebra for All': Some Thoughts on Situations, Algebra, and Feminist Research" (S. K. Damarin); (5) "Educating Teachers, Including K-8 Teachers, to Provide Appropriate Algebra Experiences" (N. D. Fisher); (6) "On the Learning and Teaching of Linear Algebra" (G. Harel); and (7) "Algebra: The Next Public Stand for the Vision of Mathematics for All Students" (H. S. Kepner, Jr.). Working Group 3: Reshaping Algebra to Serve the Evolving Needs of the Technical Workforce produced: (1) "Report" (S. Forman); (2) "Algebra, Jobs, and Motivation" (P. Davis); (3) "To Strengthen Technical Education Systematically" (J. G. Greeno); (4) "Thoughts About Reshaping Algebra to Serve the Evolving Needs of a Technical Workforce" (R. Lesh); (5) "Algebra for the Technical Workforce of the 21st Century" (P. D. McCray); (6) "Some Thoughts on Algebra for the Evolving Work Force" (T. A. Romberg & M. Spence); and (7) "Algebra: A Vision for the Future" (S. S. Wood). Working Group 4: Renewing Algebra at the College Level to Serve the Future Mathematician, Scientist, and Engineer produced: (1) "Report" (J. Gallian); (2) "Some Thoughts on Teaching Undergraduate Algebra" (W. D. Blair); (3) "Toward One Meaning for Algebra" (A. Cuoco); (4) "Some Thoughts on Abstract Algebra" (S. Montgomery); and (5) "Suggestions for the Teaching of Algebra" (W. Y. Velez). Appendices include the conference agenda; Conceptual Framework for the Algebra Initiative of the National Institute on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment; and a participant list.