Development of abstract mathematical reasoning: the case of algebra

@inproceedings{Susac2014DevelopmentOA,
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.},
year={2014}
}

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

The acquisition of problem - solving skills in mathematics : how animations can aid understanding of structural problem features and solution procedures

A. Susac, A. Bubic, J. Kaponja, M. Planinic, M. Palmovic