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The second meeting of this Working Group continues to explore questions about the connections between abstract algebra and school mathematics. Our goal is to focus in on questions around the way in which teachers’ practice might be influenced based on their understanding of such connections. In particular, we will gather interested individuals in an effort to deepen our understanding of existing connections between abstract algebra and secondary mathematics and which of these connections are important for secondary teachers to know and understand. Moreover, we aim to further research in this area by first considering connections between abstract algebra and school mathematics present in tasks and curricular materials. Second, we will discuss efforts to design and implement professional development focused on these connections. Through our working group meetings, we plan to develop on-going collaborations to further research around the mathematical content preparation of teachers.


These conference proceedings originally appeared in the 2016 Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and are available in full at: