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ERIC Number: EJ984519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1756-1108
Is Mathematics to Blame? An Investigation into High School Students' Difficulty in Performing Calculations in Chemistry
Scott, Fraser J.
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v13 n3 p330-336 2012
Mathematical ability is a major contributory factor to the success of a student in any science course. This paper aims to determine the source of the difficulty that students often find when performing calculations in chemistry. Through the design and analysis of a set of chemistry questions and analogous mathematics questions, set in a Standard Grade context, it is revealed that a basic grasp of mathematics is missing. (Contains 6 tables and 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)