Lina Chopra Haldar
I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, studying mathematics cognition and learning. I have earned a B.S. and M.A. from Columbia University, and taught 11thgrade at a high school in New York City. Watching my students wrestle with algebraic ideas piqued my interest in the development of early mathematical thinking and how to better prepare students for secondary mathematics. My dissertation investigates 4th graders’ developing understandings of arithmetic generalizations, which are the properties of arithmetic operations that hold true for all numbers, and which have been identified as a key entry point for early algebra.