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Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2008: Teaching and Learning Algebra May 14, 2008 - May 16, 2008

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May 14, 2008
Wednesday
03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  What are some organizing principles around which one can create a coherent pre-college algebra program?
Al Cuoco (Education Development Center, Inc.), James Fey (University of Maryland), Diane Resek (San Francisco State University), Tom Sallee, Zalman Usiskin
06:45 PM - 07:15 PM
  The National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report: Summing Up and Taking Stock
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan)
07:15 PM - 12:00 AM
  Report on the NCTM Lenses on High School Mathematics report
William McCallum (University of Arizona)
07:45 PM - 08:45 PM
  Discussants on the presentation
Hyman Bass (University of Michigan), Roger Howe (Yale University)
May 15, 2008
Thursday
08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
  1.3b Parallel Sessions: Question 1
Carol Cho
08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
  Solving algebra story problems with simple “strip diagrams,” solving them with algebra, and connecting the two approaches.
Sybilla Beckmann (University of Georgia)
08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
  1.3c Parallel Sessions: Question 1
Pat Thompson
08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
  Problem Solving Using CME & Core-Plus
Stephanie Ragucci, Annette Roskam
08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
  1.3c Parallel Sessions: Question 1
Matt Bremer
09:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  Discussants on the presentation
Roger Howe (Yale University), William McCallum (University of Arizona), Betty Phillips
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  What is known about effective ways for students to make the transition from arithmetic to algebra?
David Carraher, Jo Ann Lobato, Alan Schoenfeld (University of California, Berkeley), Philip Uri Treisman (University of Texas)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  2.2c Parallel Sessions: Question 2
Mark Saul (The Center for Mathematical Talent)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Does 8th grade algebra prepare students for Geometry and high school mathematics?
Ted Courant (Bentley School)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Strengthening K-5 Arithmetic/Preparing for Algebra
Virginia Bastable, Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  How the ideas and language of algebra K-5 set the stage for algebra 8-12
Paul Goldenberg
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  2.2c Parallel Sessions: Question 2
Betty Phillips
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  The transition from arithmetic to algebra: further perspectives
Herb Clemens (University of Utah), Robert Moses (The Algebra Project), Mary Jo Tavormina, Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
May 16, 2008
Friday
08:15 AM - 09:45 AM
  Discussants on the presentation
Hyman Bass (University of Michigan), James Fey (University of Maryland), Ed Silver (University of Michigan)
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  What Algebraic understandings are essential for success in beginning collegiate mathematics?
Deborah Hughes Hallett (University of Arizona), William McCallum (University of Arizona), Tom Roby (University of Connecticut)
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
  Question 3 Talk
William McCallum (University of Arizona)
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
  Mining the early mathematics curriculum
Glenn Stevens (Boston University)
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
  What algebraic understandings do we wish future teachers might gain in college?
Dan Chazan, James Fey (University of Maryland)
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Discussants on the presentation
Herb Clemens (University of Utah), Mark Saul (The Center for Mathematical Talent)
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
  Preparing teachers to teach algebra
Dan Chazan, Al Cuoco (Education Development Center, Inc.), Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
05:15 PM - 05:45 PM
  Connections among the questions
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan)