# You'll see what you mean: Students encode equations based on their knowledge of arithmetic

```@article{McNeil2004YoullSW,
title={You'll see what you mean: Students encode equations based on their knowledge of arithmetic},
author={Nicole M. McNeil and M. Alibali},
journal={Cogn. Sci.},
year={2004},
volume={28},
pages={451-466}
}```
• Published 2004
• Computer Science
• Cogn. Sci.
This study investigated the roles of problem structure and strategy use in problem encoding. Fourthgrade students solved and explained a set of typical addition problems (e.g., 5 + 4 + 9 + 5 = ) and mathematical equivalence problems (e.g., 4 + 3 + 6 = 4 + or 6 + 4 + 5 = + 5). Next, they completed an encoding task in which they reconstructed addition and equivalence problems after viewing each for 5 s. Equivalence problems of the form 4 + 3 + 6 = 4 + overlap with a perceptual pattern found in… Expand
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