Learning by Understanding: The Role of Multiple Representations in Learning Algebra Journal Article uri icon



  • Prealgebra students learned about functions in a unit that emphasized (a) representing problems in multiple formats, (b) anchoring learning in a meaningful thematic context, and (c) problem-solving processes in cooperative groups. In posttest results, treatment students were more successful in representing and solving a function word problem and were better at problem representation tasks such as translating word problems into tables and graphs than were comparison students. Similar results were found for students who spoke English as a second language.

publication date

  • January 1, 1997

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • January 20, 2016 1:37 AM

Full Author List

  • Brenner ME; Mayer RE; Moseley B; Brar T; DurĂ¡n R; Reed BS; Webb D

author count

  • 7

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-8312

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1935-1011

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 663

end page

  • 689


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