Commentary on Part II

  • Bharath SriramanEmail author
  • Kyeong-Hwa Lee
Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)


In this commentary to the chapters in the cognitive section of early algebraization, we synthesize and critically discuss common themes found in them such as components of non-formal algebraic thinking, the purported dichotomy between arithmetic and algebra; meaningful arithmetic, and generalizing ability, among others using the frameworks of William Brownell, Ernst Haeckl and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.


Mathematics Education Middle School Student Meaningful Arithmetic Early Grade Generalize Arithmetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of MontanaMissoulaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics EducationSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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