“What do you mean x is equal to 4? Yesterday you said x was equal to 3?”

Sound familiar? For many people, this is what algebra is all about: “math with those letters!”

Mastering algebra is essential to success in high school and later, college level mathematics. In this generation, students begin exploring algebraic concepts as early as kindergarten. This professional development series discusses the importance of teaching with “algebraic” goals in mind.

**Emphasizing Algebraic Thinking**

#### Accompanying materials:

Thinking Algebraically Training Guide

Thinking Algebraically Handouts