ERIC Number: EJ797280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
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Using Technology to Facilitate Reasoning: Lifting the Fog from Linear Algebra
Berry, John S.; Lapp, Douglas A.; Nyman, Melvin A.
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v27 n2 p102-111 Jun 2008
This article discusses student difficulties in grasping concepts from linear algebra. Using an example from an interview with a student, we propose changes that might positively impact student understanding of concepts within a problem-solving context. In particular, we illustrate barriers to student understanding and suggest technological interventions to address these barriers.
Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education, Interviews, Comprehension, Problem Solving
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