Interview a teacher in the grade level above you. Pick one of the problems in this session, and ask them the following:
How does the content of this problem prepare students for algebraic thinking in their grade?
Why do they think this content is important?
How could this problem be extended for students in their grade?
Look at a problem in your own mathematics program for your grade level that you think illustrates algebraic thinking. If you were to teach this problem after taking this course, how might you modify or extend it to bring out more of the content of algebraic thinking?