
05206024
j
2007d.00075
White, Alexander
Van Dyke, Frances
Habits in the classroom.
Math. Teach. (Reston) 100, No. 4, 270274 (2006).
2006
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
C70
I20
C30
concept of function
learning
teachinglearning processes
cognitive ability
thinking
classroom environment
learning problems
teaching methods
teachers
educational research
instructional improvement
Summary: A research focusing on the ability of the students to learn, the thinking capacity of the teachers and the languages, policy and technologies used in the classroom is conducted in order to understand and overcome the problem of students in learning algebra. The analysis shows that the problem is caused by the use of an instrumental approach because of the time and testing pressures and can be solved by retreating to a relational approach, where the students are properly explained all the basic fundamentals before solving the problems. (ERIC)