Students' Difficulties with Applying a Familiar Formula in an Unfamiliar Context

Maureen Hoch, Tommy Dreyfus

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Abstract

This paper discusses problems many tenth grade students have when asked to apply a familiar formula in an unfamiliar context: specifically factoring a compound expression. Some of their attempts at solution are presented and discussed in terms of structure sense. (Contains 1 table.) [For complete proceedings, see ED496848.]
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInternational Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Israel
  • ERIC, Resources in Education (RIE)
  • Grade 10
  • Algebra
  • Mathematical Formulas
  • Mathematics Instruction
  • Secondary School Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Context Effect
  • High School Students
  • Foreign Countries

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