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Booth, Julie L.; Barbieri, Christina; Eyer, Francie; Paré-Blagoev, E. Juliana – Journal of Problem Solving, 2014
Students hold many misconceptions as they transition from arithmetic to algebraic thinking, and these misconceptions can hinder their performance and learning in the subject. To identify the errors in Algebra I which are most persistent and pernicious in terms of predicting student difficulty on standardized test items, the present study assessed…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Misconceptions, Mathematical Concepts
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Gunion, Katherine; Milford, Todd; Stege, Ulrike – Journal of Problem Solving, 2009
Recursion is a programming paradigm as well as a problem solving strategy thought to be very challenging to grasp for university students. This article outlines a pilot study, which expands the age range of students exposed to the concept of recursion in computer science through instruction in a series of interesting and engaging activities. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Programming Languages, Middle School Students