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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, James Fey (University of Maryland), Diane Resek, 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 (Stanford 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 (Stanford 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), Uri Treisman
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  2.2c Parallel Sessions: Question 2
Mark Saul
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
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
  Preparing teachers to teach algebra
Dan Chazan, Al Cuoco, Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
05:15 PM - 05:45 PM
  Connections among the questions
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan)