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ERIC Number: EJ548154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Students' Understanding of Algebraic Notation: 11-15.
MacGregor, Mollie; Stacey, Kaye
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v33 n1 p1-19 Jun 1997
Investigates the cognitive and linguistic demands of learning algebra and explores students' understanding of algebraic notation. Findings indicate specific origins of misinterpretation that include intuitive assumptions and pragmatic reasoning about a new notation, analogies with familiar symbol systems, interference from new learning in mathematics, and the effects of misleading teaching materials. Contains 20 references. (JRH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia