ERIC Number: ED184899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Constructing Meaning for Non-Trivial Equations.
This research addressed itself to the development of a novel teaching-learning scheme for non-trivial, first-degree equations in one unknown, based on an analysis of the notions and misconceptions of junior high students. The approach was tried in a "teaching experiment" involving six case studies of students of various abilities in grades 7 and 8. Results indicate that this method of introducing equations is effective both at the junior high level and also with older remedial students. Other findings lead to a new perspective on students' concept of equality and left-to-right sequencing of operations. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).