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What difficulties often the students encounter when studying algebra? And what should we do to help them?

Aug 11, 2014 2:58pm

I am interested in investigating algebraic learning for my thesis. Here, I plan to design learning activities that might help students in Grade VII of Indonesian lower secondary school (age 11-13) learn algebra, particularly in solving equation and inequality involving one variable.

  • Math
  • 7-12
  • New Teachers / Planning


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    • Aug 14, 2014 9:12am

      I agree with Michael. Also students have difficulty understanding the conceptual idea of an "unknown" and that when solving for an unknown variable they are working backwards to get to the solution. I emphasize that in solving equations you can always know when you have the right answer because you can check your solution by plugging back into the original problem.