Event Title

Identifying Persistent Misconceptions on Linear Equations

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Session

Department of Mathematics

Event Website

https://www.andrews.edu/services/research/research_events/conferences/urs_honors_poster_symposium/index.html

Start Date

3-26-2021 2:00 PM

End Date

3-26-2021 2:20 PM

Department

Mathematics

Description

Every student at Andrews University who does not have a satisfactory math placement must review prior math concepts before taking general education math courses. Our research seeks to answer which misconceptions are persistent on linear equation questions. Our findings report that many errors in student work can be remedied by more focus on basic linear concepts, such as what slope means, and how points are plotted. We hope our results will guide us as we make substantive and positive changes to the remedial math curriculum with the goal of maximizing student comprehension while still maintaining a level of individualized learning.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Lynelle Weldon

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Identifying Persistent Misconceptions on Linear Equations

Every student at Andrews University who does not have a satisfactory math placement must review prior math concepts before taking general education math courses. Our research seeks to answer which misconceptions are persistent on linear equation questions. Our findings report that many errors in student work can be remedied by more focus on basic linear concepts, such as what slope means, and how points are plotted. We hope our results will guide us as we make substantive and positive changes to the remedial math curriculum with the goal of maximizing student comprehension while still maintaining a level of individualized learning.

https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/honors-undergraduate-poster-symposium/2021/symposium/24