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ERIC Number: ED489552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Teaching Arithmetic and Algebraic Expressions
Subramaniam, K.; Banerjee, Rakhi
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
A teaching intervention study was conducted with sixth grade students to explore the interconnections between students' growing understanding of arithmetic expressions and beginning algebra. Three groups of students were chosen, with two groups receiving instruction in arithmetic and algebra, and one group in algebra without arithmetic. Students of the groups that learnt arithmetic developed a strong understanding of the concept of term and applied it to reason about equal expressions. They performed better at some questions in algebra, especially those that required a sense of the structure and meaning of the expression. [For complete proceedings, see ED489538.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A