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Pages: 6808-6813
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

STUDY OF THE DIFFICULTIES PRESENTED BY TEENAGERS REGARDING THE TRANSLATION OF PROBLEMS INTO ALGEBRAIC LANGUAGE

D. Ferrandez, C. Moron, A. García

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
This research aims to analyze, in a theoretical way, possible reasons that, according to several authors, may hinder the understanding of mathematical problems in high school students. To meet this purpose, the relationship between reading comprehension and translation of problems into algebraic language will be studied, observing actual exercises and different responses that students outlined depending on how they interpreted the formulation of the problem.

All the exercises considered belong to textbooks for students between 12 and 16 years old. In addition, the responses analyzed were collected to students enrolled in the compulsory secondary education cycle. The current competence evaluation and the way in which the linguistic competence is developed in relation to mathematical competence in the classroom environment, are also taken into account, noting any deficiencies that may arise.

Finally, several improvements that may favor the elimination of these problems are exposed. These proposals are referred as much the way of formulating the problems, as the way students solve them according to which educational phase they are in. Likewise, the possible implementation of evaluation methods and activities that encourage the disappearance of such errors in the formulation of problems are presented.
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title = {STUDY OF THE DIFFICULTIES PRESENTED BY TEENAGERS REGARDING THE TRANSLATION OF PROBLEMS INTO ALGEBRAIC LANGUAGE},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
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D. Ferrandez, C. Moron, A. García (2015) STUDY OF THE DIFFICULTIES PRESENTED BY TEENAGERS REGARDING THE TRANSLATION OF PROBLEMS INTO ALGEBRAIC LANGUAGE, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 6808-6813.
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