Making the Connections:
Higher Algebra to School Mathematics

A project of

Education Development Center and Boston University,

"Making the Connections: Higher Algebra to School Mathematics" was a proof-of-concept project funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE-9950722), which produced materials for use in courses for preservice mathematics teachers that make explicit connections between the mathematics they learn in college to the mathematics they will eventually teach.

Making the Connections: Higher Algebra to School Mathematics (DUE-9950722)

Al Cuoco, Co-PI, EDC
Carol Findell, BU
Carole Greenes, PI, BU
Emma Previato, BU

Prototype module: Numbers, Systems, and Divisibility

Click here to request samples

  1. Algebra as Structure
  2. Modular Arithmetic
  3. Making it a System
  4. Decimals, Fractions, and Long Division
  5. The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic
  6. Interlude
  7. Units, Orders, and Periods
  8. The Chinese Remainder Theorem
  9. Etude
  10. Euler, Units, and Periods of Decimals
  11. Irrational Numbers: An Introduction
    Bibliography

Table of Contents of the Gateways to Advanced Mathematical Thinking project
Table of Contents of the Making Mathematical Connections project

For information about more projects for teachers and students of mathematics, visit the websites of EDC's Division of Mathematics Learning and Teaching and Center for Mathematics Education.

© Copyright 2004 Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)