ERIC Number: EJ602446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Grade 6 Students' Preinstructional Use of Equations To Describe and Represent Problem Situations.
Swafford, Jane O.; Langrall, Cynthia W.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v31 n1 p89-112 Jan 2000
Investigates 6th-grade students' use of equations to describe and represent problem situations prior to formal instruction in algebra. Describes students' preinstructional uses of equations to generalize problem situations and raise questions about the most appropriate curriculum for building on students' intuitive knowledge of algebra. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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