Learning Math: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

Explore the big ideas in algebra - patterns, functions, and linearity - in this video- and Web-based course for K-8 teachers.

Patterns, Functions, and Algebra explores the “big ideas” in algebraic thinking, such as finding, describing, and using patterns; using functions to make predictions; understanding linearity and proportional reasoning; understanding non-linear functions; and understanding and exploring algebraic structure. The concluding case studies show you how to apply what you have learned in your own classroom.