Algebra teaching should not begin in middle school. Spend time collaborating with colleagues in the elementary grades. Take a close look at innovative ways to develop algebraic thinking during your math workshop. Engage in realistic, meaningful math investigations that develop your own abilities to think algebraically. Plan for ways to integrate the algebra strand into all mathematics units that you teach throughout the school year. Work with both print and digital curricular materials and assess resources that are available to further your work developing algebraic thinking with elementary students.