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ERIC Number: EJ807922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Seventh Grade Students' Use of Multiple Representations in Pattern Related Algebra Tasks
Akkus, Oylum; Cakiroglu, Erdinc
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v31 p13-24 2006
Using multiple representations in mathematical contexts can enhance mathematical learning. Firstly how students use and conceptualize multiple representations in mathematics should be investigated. Because of this, it was aimed to examine how students use multiple representations in algebra word problems and what are the reasons behind their usage of certain representational modes. For this purpose, 21 seventh grade students (11 female and 10 male) were chosen as interview participants. They were posed three algebra questions during interviews, and they were responsible to explain their representational preferences or each interview question. As a result, it can be argued that the participants used different representations according to the question. Their ways of using different representations varied in terms of the nature of the problems and their perception of the representations. Furthermore, their representational preferences can be varied with respect to the question type, the teacher, or emotional factors. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey