Ryan Smout

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Formal algebras are among the most powerful and general mechanisms for expressing quantitative relational statements; yet, even university engineering students, who are relatively proficient with algebraic manipulation, struggle with and often fail to correctly deploy basic aspects of algebraic notation (Clement, 1982). In the cognitive tradition, it has(More)
relational reasoning is a core component of human thinking. While abstract relations are understood using a wide variety of methods, the formal algebraic equation is among the most powerful and general mechanisms for representing relational statements. It has often been assumed that the means by which expressions represent relations are purely semantic, and(More)
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