Students' Understanding of the Equal Sign Not Equal

COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 10, 2010 a Taken very literally, not all students are created equalaespecially in their math learning skills, say Texas A&M University researchers who have found that not fully understanding the "equal sign" in a math problem could be a key to why U.S. students underperform their peers from other countries in math. A"About 70 percent of middle grades students in the United States exhibit misconceptions, but nearly none of the international students in Korea and China have a misunderstanding about the equal sign, and Turkish students exhibited far less incidence of the misconception than the U.S. students," note Robert M. Capraro and Mary Capraro of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M.>


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Posted: August 13th, 2010
at 7:47pm by Koookiecrumbles

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