Student Difficulties and Misconceptions in Solving Simple Linear Equations


Erbas A. K. , Cetinkaya B., Ersoy Y.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.34, ss.44-59, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 152
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.44-59

Özet

The purpose of this study was to investigate student difficulties, common errors and misconceptions in solving simple linear algebraic equations within a group of students (n = 217) from four different schools. The results suggest that the students in lower achievement groups have conceptual problems and mal-rules, some of which might be considered as misconceptions. In general, students in the middle and higher achievement levels did arithmetical and computational errors.