ERIC Number: EJ556149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Effect of Using Two Variables When There Are Two Unknowns in Solving Algebraic Word Problems.
Mathews, Susann M.
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v9 n2 p122-35 Sep 1997
Reports on an experiment in which Algebra I students (N=181) learned to translate word problems with two unknowns from the prose representation to symbolic representation using two variables when first solving word problems with two unknowns. Concludes that students who had learned to solve equations with the new method scored higher than those students using the traditional way. Contains 23 references. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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