This paper surveys some recent trends in mathematics education, by examining some aspects of evolution of the study of the teaching and learning of algebra. The field of research in mathematics is now growing fast and too large to make strong claims about trends and findings. Algebra education is a good choice because it has been particularly active field more importantly; algebra education is a good choice because many of the major concerns of mathematics education as a whole also impact on algebra education. This paper begins with a short overview placing mathematics education as a discipline within other disciplines, moves on to consider the major recent influences on algebra education and how mathematical educators analyze problems by looking at several instances of the growth of algebraic thinking.
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S. Lavanya. Trends in Mathematics Education Research (The example of Algebra Education). Research J. Science and Tech. 2017; 9(4): 633-634. doi: 10.5958/2349-2988.2017.00107.3