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NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

667- What Makes Algebra Difficult for Some Students to Learn?

Saturday, April 18, 2015: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
157 A (BCEC)


Lead Speaker:
Rachel Harrington
Steve Rhine


Algebra is the gateway to higher mathematics and STEM careers. Yet, studies show the failure rate is often 40 to 50 percent. What is it about algebra that is so challenging for many students? In this session we will explore what we know from research about the conceptual obstacles that students often face as they engage with algebra.


Presentation Format: 6-8 Session


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