Procedural Embodiment and Magic in Linear Equations

  title={Procedural Embodiment and Magic in Linear Equations},
  author={Rosana Nogueira de Lima},
  • Rosana Nogueira de Lima
  • Published 2007
How do students think about algebra? Here we consider a theoretical framework which builds from natural human functioning in terms of embodiment—perceiving the world, acting on it and reflecting on the effect of the actions—to shift to the use of symbolism to solve linear equations. In the main, the students involved in this study do not encapsulate algebraic expressions from process to object, they do not solve ‘evaluation equations’ such as 3x + 2 = 8 by ‘undoing’ the operations on the left… CONTINUE READING
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