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Stewart, Sepideh
Reeder, Stacy
Algebra underperformances at college level: what are the consequences?
Stewart, Sepideh (ed.), And the rest is just algebra. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319450520/hbk; 9783319450537/ebook). 318 (2017).
2017
Cham: Springer
EN
D75
H25
H35
student difficulties
calculus
college mathematics
algebra
common errors
undergraduate mathematics
doi:10.1007/9783319450537_1
Summary: Many college instructors consider the final problemsolving steps in their respective disciplines as ``just algebra''; however, for many college students, a weak foundation in algebra seems to be a source of significant struggle with solving a variety of mathematics problems. The purpose of this chapter is to reveal some typical algebra errors that subsequently plague students' abilities to succeed in higherlevel mathematics courses. The early detection and mindfulness of these errors will aid in the creation of a model for intervention that is specifically designed for students' needs in each course.