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ERIC Number: EJ804193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Transitions among Different Symbolic Generalizations by Algebra Beginners in a Computer Intensive Environment
Tabach, Michal; Arcavi, Abraham; Hershkowitz, Rina
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v69 n1 p53-71 Sep 2008
The transition from arithmetic to algebra in general, and the use of symbolic generalizations in particular, are a major challenge for beginning algebra students. In this article, we describe and analyze students' learning in a "computer intensive environment" designed ad hoc and implemented in two seventh grade classrooms throughout two consecutive school years. In particular, this article focuses on the description and analysis of how students initial generalizations (which relied on computerized tools that enabled different students' to work with different strategies) shifted to recursive and explicit symbolic generalizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7
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Language: English
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