id: 06403544
dt: j
an: 2015b.00738
au: Barahmand, Ali; Shahvarani, Ahmad
ti: Studentsâ€™ equation understanding and solving in Iran.
so: REDIMAT, J. Res. Math. Educ. 3, No. 2, 169-185, electronic only (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Hipatia Press, Barcelona
la: EN
cc: H33
ut: understanding equation; simplification in equation; standard forms;
variable
ci:
li: doi:10.4471/redimat.2014.48
ab: Summary: The purpose of the present article is to investigate how 15 year
old Iranian students interpret the concept of equation, its solution,
and studying the relation between the studentsâ€™ equation
understanding and solving. Data from two equation-solving exercises are
reported. Data analysis shows that there is a significant relationship
between understanding and solving equation. The results indicate that
studentsâ€™ understanding of equation has, basically, been shaped by
their experiences in arithmetic and students usually have not any
perception of equations and real world problems. Moreover, the study
shows that students rarely paid any attention to the equality sign and
the use of operators in both sides of the equation.
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