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ERIC Number: EJ1222918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
The Foundation of the Romany Students' Algebra Knowledge through Text-Based Problems
Máté, Ileana
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v12 n1 p191-199 2019
The purpose of my research is to find a method by which the acquisition of the abstract algebraical thinking can be made efficient in the case of Romany students coming from a socially underprivileged background, through text-based problems. I teach in School no. 1 of Diosig, in Romania, where the rate of Romany minority is of 23%, while more than a half of the children studying in Hungarian at school come from Romany families. The research was conducted in this school. The essence of this method is that I do not teach the algebraic operations, the algebraic method of solving text-based problems, which is to be acquired in the seventh grade, the way the Romanian educational system requires, that is to start from theoretical bases, but I build every item to be learnt around text-based problems. We revised the basic operations by text-based problems, then we introduced the notion of variable through games similarly formulated by texts and calculated the substitute values. They deduced and learnt the reduction of the variables through text-based problems, as well, by an inductive sequence.
Babes-Bolyai University. Kogainiceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca, 400084 Romania. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania