Connecting Grammar School Mathematics to High School Algebra

Janet Andreason November 8, 2018

Presented at:
2018 SCL Annual Conference


Do you ever wonder why we teach specific representations in Grammar School? Do you wonder how you can connect your high school algebra curriculum to Grammar School mathematical knowledge? Come explore how areas of Grammar School mathematics connect to high school mathematics. We will explore multiplication, specifically, and will examine the connection between the early understanding and representation of whole numbers and the algebraic manipulations learned later in a student's education.


Classical Education Classroom Education Grammar School Mathematics Upper School


Janet Andreason
Janet B. Andreasen, PhD, is an associate lecturer of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is the coordinator of secondary education and works with prospective and practicing mathematics teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Andreasen's research interests include examining mathematical knowledge for teaching and using technology to foster student learning of mathematical concepts. Prior to joining the faculty at UCF, Dr. Andreasen was a high school mathematics teacher. Dr. Andreasen has published books, book chapters, and articles in state and national publications as well as conducted professional presentations throughout the United States. She is a member of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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