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Eliciting algebraic reasoning with hanging mobiles
Otten, M., van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, M., Veldhuis, M., Heinze, A., Goldberg, P.

Eliciting algebraic reasoning with hanging mobiles

Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 22(3), 14-19

How algebraic reasoning can be fostered within the important big idea of equivalence is demonstrated using hanging mobiles. A concrete-representational-abstract approach is used, without any formal algebraic symbolism, to elicit algebraic reasoning and higher-order thinking.