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ERIC Number: EJ753892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-15
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Lack of Set Theory Relevant Prerequisite Knowledge
Dogan-Dunlap, Hamide
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, v37 n4 p401-410 Jun 2006
Many students struggle with college mathematics topics due to a lack of mastery of prerequisite knowledge. Set theory language is one such prerequisite for linear algebra courses. Many students' mistakes on linear algebra questions reveal a lack of mastery of set theory knowledge. This paper reports the findings of a qualitative analysis of a group of linear algebra students' mistakes on a set of linear algebra questions. The paper also details an in-time intervention (a pedagogical approach) to enhance students' understanding of linear algebra concepts through advancing their set theory knowledge. Mathematics teachers can consider similar approaches to address their students' mistakes. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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