ERIC Number: EJ610329
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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An Investigation of Teachers' Beliefs of Students' Algebra Development.
Nathan, Mitchell J.; Koedinger, Kenneth R.
Cognition and Instruction, v18 n2 p209-37 2000
Examined beliefs of elementary, middle, and high school mathematics teachers regarding algebra development. Found that teachers held a symbol-precedence view of student mathematical development. High school teachers were most likely to hold the symbol-precedence view and made the poorest predictions of students' performance, whereas middle school teachers' predictions were most accurate. Discord between teachers' beliefs and instructional decisions was influenced by textbook organization. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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