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Other

Description:

The authors of this 5-page article present anecdotal and research evidence that misinterpretation of the equal sign as an operator results in difficulty with the concept of equality. They describe one teacher's efforts to advance the notion that the symbol represents a relationship and several reasons why that is important for students' further mathematical development.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Grade 2,Grade 3,Grade 1,NSDL,Grade 4,Teaching strategies,Early Elementary,Kindergarten,Number concepts,Misconceptions,Mathematics,Arithmetic,Concept formation,Process skills,Number and operations,Upper Elementary,Algebra,Grade 5,Attend to precision,Equations,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140728161311090T,Whole numbers,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-027,Practice Standards,Educational research,Elementary School,Operations,Communication,Mathematical language,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education

Language:

English

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