
 Resource: Learning Math: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra 
  Learning Math: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra is the first of five video and Webbased mathematics courses for elementary and middle school 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 nonlinear functions; and understanding and exploring algebraic structure. 
  Begin to explore what it means to think algebraically and learn to use algebraic thinking skills to make sense of different situations. 
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