Publication Date

1-1-1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Martin, W. Gary (Wayne Gary)

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Abstract

Research has been done which shows students have difficulty bridging the gap between arithmetic and basic algebra. Often, students who are able to perform symbolic manipulations still have an inadequate understanding of the underlying concepts involved. Further research has shown that emphasizing the link between arithmetic and algebra aids students in acquiring these concepts. A microworld is a type of computer program which allows exploration within the confines of an environment which models a conceptual framework. Research suggests that this kind of exploration is especially conducive to internalization of the framework being modeled. “Stacker: A Microworld for Algebra,” pictorially models the processes involved in solving simple linear equations in one variable.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

25 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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