This was my presentation on Friday in Austin, Texas at the Developmental Education TeamUp Conference.

The process of learning algebra should ideally teach students good logic skills, the ability to compare and contrast circumstances, and to recognize patterns and make predictions. In a world with free CAS at our fingertips, the focus on these underlying skills is even more important than it used to be. Learn how to focus on thinking skills and incorporate more active learning in algebra classes, without losing ground on topic coverage.

I’ve loaded the uncut, unedited video that I took of the presentation to YouTube. I’m not going to claim the video recording is great (recorded with a Flip Video Camera sitting on a table), but you’ll get to hear the audio and more of the details. View “Algebra is Weightlifting for the Brain” here.

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