Parsing of algebraic expressions by experienced users of mathematics

  title={Parsing of algebraic expressions by experienced users of mathematics},
  author={A. R. Jansen and Kimbal George Marriott and Gregory Wayne Yelland},
  journal={European Journal of Cognitive Psychology},
  pages={286 - 320}
  • A. R. Jansen, Kimbal George Marriott, Gregory Wayne Yelland
  • Published 2007
  • Mathematics
  • European Journal of Cognitive Psychology
  • The present study investigates how experienced users of mathematics parse algebraic expressions. The main issues examined are the order in which the symbols in an expression are scanned and the duration of fixation. Two experiments tracked the order in which the symbols of an expression were scanned. The results were analysed using Markov Chain models of the scanpath data and provided strong support for the hypothesised scanning order: a left-to-right, top-to-bottom syntax-based scanning order… CONTINUE READING
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