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ERIC Number: EJ1067534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Flawed Mathematical Conceptualizations: Marlon's Dilemma
Garrett, Lauretta
Journal of Developmental Education, v37 n2 p2-4, 6-8, 12-13, 28, 33 Win 2013
Adult developmental mathematics students often work under great pressure to complete the mathematics sequences designed to help them achieve success (Bryk & Treisman, 2010). Results of a teaching experiment demonstrate how the ability to reason can be impeded by flaws in students' mental representations of mathematics. The earnestness of the subject's efforts and the frequent detours his learning took create a vivid portrait of what happens in the lives of students for whom "the dream stops" at developmental mathematics (Bryk & Treisman, 2010, p. 19). Results provide teachers with a clearer picture of what is needed to help their students build mathematical understanding.
National Center for Developmental Education. Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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