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ERIC Number: EJ647930
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
The Effects of Different Problem Presentations and Formulations on the Illusion of Linearity in Secondary School Students.
De Bock, Dirk; Verschaffel, Lieven; Janssens, Dirk
Mathematical Thinking and Learning, v4 n1 p65-89 2002
Focuses on the overgeneralization of the linear model--the so-called illusion of linearity. Reports on two follow-up studies investigating the effects of problem presentation and formulation on the strength of the illusion of linearity. Shows that including visual scaffolds and making comparison problems has a positive effect on students' ability to resist the linearity illusion. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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