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ERIC Number: ED529112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Analyzing Algebraic Thinking Using "Guess My Number" Problems
Patton, Barba; De Los Santos, Estella
Online Submission, International Journal of Instruction v5 n1 p5-22 Jan 2012
The purpose of this study was to assess student knowledge of numeric, visual and algebraic representations. A definite gap between arithmetic and algebra has been documented in the research. The researchers' goal was to identify a link between the two. Using four "Guess My Number" problems, seventh and tenth grade students were asked to write numeric, visual, and algebraic representations. Seventh-grade students had significantly higher scores than tenth-grade students on visual representation responses. There were no significant differences between the seventh and tenth grade students' responses on the numeric and algebraic representation. The researchers believed that the semi-concrete and visual models, such as used in this study, may provide the link between numeric and algebraic concepts for many students. (Contains 4 tables and 8 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A