@article {MATHEDUC.06598978,
author = {van Stiphout, Irene and Drijvers, Paul and Gravemeijer, Koeno},
title = {The development of students' algebraic proficiency.},
year = {2013},
journal = {International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education},
volume = {8},
number = {2-3},
issn = {1306-3030},
pages = {62-80},
publisher = {Gokkusagi, Ankara},
abstract = {Summary: Students' algebraic proficiency is debated worldwide. To investigate the development of algebraic proficiency in Dutch secondary education, we set up a study, in which 1020 students in grades 8--12 took four algebra tests over a period of one year. Rasch analysis of the results shows that the students do make progress throughout the assessment, but that this progress is small. A qualitative analysis of test items that invite structure sense reveals that students' lack of structure sense may explain the results: the majority of the students were not able to deal flexibly with the mathematical structure of expressions and equations. More attention to structure sense in algebra education is recommended.},
msc2010 = {H20xx (H30xx D60xx D70xx C40xx)},
identifier = {2016d.00695},
}