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Title: Representations in solving a word problem: The informal development of formal methods
Authors: Amado, Nélia
Carreira, Susana
Nobre, Sandra
Ponte, João Pedro da
Keywords: Representation
Problem solving
Formal methods
Word problem
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Amado, N., Carreira, S., Nobre, S., & Ponte, J. P. (2010). Representations in solving a word problem: The informal development of formal methods. In M. Pinto & T. F. Kawasaki (Orgs.). Proceedings of the 34th Conference of the Interna-tional Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 2, pp. 137-144), Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse different types of representations used by grade 7 and 8 students in solving a word problem. The problem was offered to finalists of a mathematics contest held outside the classroom. The analysis of the products of different students show the key role of the representations used to solve the problem and how they are critical in the development of a sustainable process for informal learning of formal methods of solving systems of linear equations.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 0771-100X
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