Equivalence and relational thinking: opportunities for professional learning

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Colleen Vale makes the case for professional learning teams collaborating together to improve their teaching and hence children’s achievement. In this article she describes how this may be done. Along the way the teachers explored the idea of
equivalence and the common conceptions and misconceptions held by children in their classes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • relational thinking
  • equivalence
  • algebraic thinking

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