Our team includes psychologists and mathematics educators who have worked with teachers and students for two decades. Since 1998 we have been collaborating with East Somerville Community school in Somerville, MA, to develop innovative new approaches to early mathematics instruction. We view arithmetic and elementary algebra as intimately interwoven. Our team is currently working with four different classrooms of 10 year old students.
Do we think second grade students are capable of algebraic reasoning? Absolutely. And our research is all about looking carefully at how young learners express general relationships among numbers and quantities through written notation, tables, and diagrams.
David W. Carraher, Principal Investigator, TERC
Analúcia D. Schliemann, co-Principal Investigator, Prof. of Education, Tufts University
Bárbara M. Brizuela, Asst. Prof. of Education, Tufts University
Darrell Earnest, Research and Development Specialist, TERC
Gabrielle Cayton, graduate student, Tufts University
Mara Martinez, graduate student, Tufts University
Camille Burnett, graduate student, Tufts University
Irit Peled, Haifa University, Visiting Professor at Tufts
Jerry Karacz, Arlington Middle School and TERC
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