The use of algebra in senior high school students' justifications

Tamsin Meaney

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    Abstract

    Students are documented as struggling in high school with using formal proofs. In particular, students believe that algebra is expected by teachers but is a component of responses not easily understood by themselves. This research documented the use of algebra by 35 students from a range of high schools throughout New Zealand when responding to two justification question in an externally set end-of-high-school examination. Although the numbers of students are small, some differences according to gender and socioeconomic background and question format suggest that further research needs to be done.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMERGA 28
    Subtitle of host publicationBuilding connections : research, theory, and practice
    Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
    PublisherMERGA Inc
    Pages537-544
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)1920846093
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2005 - RMIT, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Duration: 07 Jul 200509 Jul 2005

    Conference

    ConferenceMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2005
    CountryAustralia
    Period07/07/0509/07/05

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    Meaney, T. (2005). The use of algebra in senior high school students' justifications. In MERGA 28: Building connections : research, theory, and practice (pp. 537-544). MERGA Inc.