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ERIC Number: EJ464653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Writing in Natural Language Helps Students Construct Algebraic Equations.
MacGregor, Mollie
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v2 n2 p1-11 1990
University students (n=158) were examined to determine whether first describing a mathematical relationship by a written English sentence would affect success in constructing an algebraic equation. Students using common idiomatic forms of English that could not be directly translated into mathematical notation were found to be the most successful. (20 references) (MDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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