
06546569
j
2016b.00439
Ojose, Bobby
Students' misconceptions in mathematics: analysis of remedies and what research says.
Ohio J. Sch. Math. 72, 3034 (2015).
2015
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
EN
D73
F43
F53
student errors
misconceptions
learning problems
misunderstandings
misinterpretations
incorrect meanings
subtraction of fractions
arithmetic
addition of powers
addition of exponents
research
graphic organizers
concept maps
Summary: It is common knowledge that students of all grade levels have misconceptions regarding various concepts in mathematics. This article is focused on analyzing this issue due to its importance in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Misconceptions from two areas of mathematics are presented; these include operations with fractions (arithmetic) and addition of exponents (algebra). In each area, the explanation of the misconception, steps that teachers can take to address the problem, and highlights of previous research relating to the misconception are presented.