ERIC Number: ED202674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student Procedures in Solving Equations.
Bright, George W.
The purpose of this document is to survey at least some of the important research literature on solving linear equations in order to identify information that might suggest ways to improve teaching effectiveness. The studies that are examined employ a wide range of research techniques, are based often on quite different perspectives, and span over half a century. It is striking, however, that there has been so much attention paid to algebra in general and equation solving in particular since 1970. The resulting recent accumulation of bits and pieces of information may leave the impression that what is known about equation solving has not been clearly synthesized. Such an impression is probably correct. The results that have been reported tend to be based on limited data and are not consistent enough to outline clearly the structure of the processes of equation solving. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Equations (Mathematics); Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (59th, St. Louis, MO, April 22-25, 1981).