I am teaching a Visual Algebra workshop in San Francisco, June 17-19.
Support materials are on the workshop participants’ Web site.
Over the past couple of decades, there has been a trend to teach algebra to younger and younger students. That could actually be a good thing. But unfortunately, that has been interpreted as teaching the traditional Algebra 1 course to younger and younger students. That is not a good thing, as that course was problematic: too abstract, too authoritarian, too boring, and seemingly irrelevant. I have written much on this topic — you can get links to my various articles here.
The purpose of the workshop is to offer some visual approaches to algebra, that make the course more accessible, deeper, and more interesting.
Participants: please use the comments below to share ideas, resources, and questions.