ERIC Number: EJ720052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 30
Algebra Skills and Traps and Diagnostic Teaching for the Future
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v18 n2 p43-54 2004
The purpose of this article is to explore some research into teaching and learning algebra, and to consider related classroom issues. This leads to the development of diagnostic instruments that may be used by senior secondary teachers as students leave the middle years and embark on rigorous mathematical study. It also outlines an effective strategy for remediating algebraic difficulties and misconceptions. This discussion, in part, parallels recent work by Ball, Stacey and Pierce (2001) and Pierce and Stacey (2001).
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Diagnostic Teaching, Algebra, Diagnostic Tests, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Secondary Education
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), GPO Box 1729, Adelaide, South Australia 5001. Tel: +61 8 8363 0288; Fax: +61 8 8362 9288; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia