ERIC Number: EJ273157
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Why Do Children Find Algebra Difficult?
Thwaites, G. N.
Mathematics in School, v11 n4 p16-17 Sep 1982
An attempt is made to show that algebra is rarely obvious, and merely expecting children to learn rules is an oversimplification. Sections cover: (1) The Non-visual Nature of Algebra; (2) The Apparently Arbitrary Nature of Algebra; (3) The Relationship Between Symbolism, System and Question; (4) The Complex Nature of Algebra; and (5) Some Conclusions. (MP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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