Some algebra stuff

**What is algebra?**

In case you have forgotten what is University abstract algebra

You *know* this is School algebra (the MPG is GOOD!)

Origin of the word "algebra"

Between arithmetic and algebra

The nature of Mathematical modelling

Functions at Dartmouth College

**On learning algebra**

Papers:

Handling pupils' misconceptions

Pupils' understanding of the distributive property

What is the object of the encapsulation of a process?

The Role of Story Problems in Transition from Arithmetic to Algebra

**On teaching algebra**

Papers:

Teaching informal algebra

Overview of a functions approach to elementary algebra

Functions:

Transformations 1

Transformations 2

More transformations of graphs

MathServ software toolkit - graphs, transformations, combinations . . .

Algebra activities:

Heartbeat vs exercise

Graphs and stories

Fun with calendars

Dynamic Java applets on variables, structure, functions **NEW**

Linear regression activity **NEW**

**On assessing algebra**

Toolkit menu

**Algebra projects and links**:

AIMS patterns-based curriculum

Algebra for everyone

PUMP algebra curriculum

Massachusetts framework