Topic Study Group No. 11: Teaching and Learning of Algebra
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TSG-11 on Teaching and Learning of Algebra had a small number of presentations in the main session, leaving enough space for discussions and dialogue. The TSG planned to cover the salient themes and ideas in algebra education, including early algebra, algebraic thinking, conjecturing, proving and generalizing and algebra instruction. Each of the sessions had two presentations, one of which was an invited talk by an eminent scholar in the field, focusing on one or more of the themes that were identified in the TSG and another one selected from the papers submitted to the group. The TSG was able to bring forth significant ideas for discussion within the group. The presentations gave theoretical, methodological and empirical insights into students’ construction of algebraic knowledge. Below, we give the programme details and brief summary of the sessions.