Corpus ID: 20962077

Promoting Children's Relational Understanding of Equivalence

  title={Promoting Children's Relational Understanding of Equivalence},
  author={Kristen Johannes and Jodi L. Davenport and Y. Kao and Caroline Byrd Hornburg and N. McNeil},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  • Kristen Johannes, Jodi L. Davenport, +2 authors N. McNeil
  • Published 2017
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Deep understanding of mathematical equivalence is critical for later mathematical understandings. However, research studies and national test results have repeatedly demonstrated that many students fail to develop adequate understanding of equivalence. Recent work from McNeil and colleagues proposes that this failure is partly due to the format of traditional instruction and practice with highly similar problems. Specifically, the change-resistance account (McNeil & Alibali, 2005) proposes that… CONTINUE READING

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