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ERIC Number: EJ1145397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Secondary School Students' Errors in the Translation of Algebraic Statements
Molina, Marta; Rodríguez-Domingo, Susana; Cañadas, María Consuelo; Castro, Encarnación
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v15 n6 p1137-1156 Aug 2017
In this article, we present the results of a research study that explores secondary students' capacity to perform translations of algebraic statements between the verbal and symbolic representation systems through the lens of errors. We classify and compare the errors made by 2 groups of students: 1 at the beginning of their studies in school algebra and another 1 completing their studies on algebra in compulsory education. This comparison allows us to detect errors which require specific attention in instruction due to its persistence and to identify errors that disappear as students advance in their study of algebra. The results and conclusions have a pedagogic value to inform instruction and also lead to backed conjectures and research questions to push forward research on student's translation capacity and students' knowledge of algebraic symbolism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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