Development of abstract mathematical reasoning: the case of algebra

  title={Development of abstract mathematical reasoning: the case of algebra},
  author={Ana Susac and Andreja Bubic and Andrija Vrbanc and Maja Planinic},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
Algebra typically represents the students' first encounter with abstract mathematical reasoning and it therefore causes significant difficulties for students who still reason concretely. The aim of the present study was to investigate the developmental trajectory of the students' ability to solve simple algebraic equations. 311 participants between the ages of 13 and 17 were given a computerized test of equation rearrangement. Equations consisted of an unknown and two other elements (numbers or… CONTINUE READING
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