Problem Complexity : A Measure of Problem Difficulty in Algebra by Using Computer

  title={Problem Complexity : A Measure of Problem Difficulty in Algebra by Using Computer},
  author={Fong-lok Lee and R Heyworth},
The present study describes how a measure of problem difficulty, called the problem complexity, can be developed. Four problem difficulty factors for a topic in mathematics were identified, namely, the perceived number of difficult steps, the number of steps required to finish the problem, the number of operations in the problem expression, and students' degree of familiarity with the question. These factors are called the complexity factors and can be used to calculate the problem complexity… CONTINUE READING

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