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ANALYZING ALGEBRAIC THINKING USING “GUESS MY NUMBER” PROBLEMS

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Author(s): Barba Patton | Estella De Los Santos

Journal: International Journal of Instruction
ISSN 1694-609X

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: algebraic thinking | adolescent studies | learning | numeric | visual and algebraic representations

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to assess student knowledge of numeric, visual and algebraic representations. A definite gap between arithmetic and algebra has been documented in the research. The researchers’ goal was to identify a link between the two. Using four “Guess My Number problems, seventh and tenth grade students were asked to write numeric, visual, and algebraic representations. Seventh-grade students had significantly higher scores than tenth-grade students on visual representation responses. There were no significant differences between the seventh and tenth grade students’ responses on the numeric and algebraic representation. The researchers believed that the semi-concrete and visual models, such as used in this study, may provide the link between numeric and algebraic concepts for many students.
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