Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes

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  • Source:
    International Journal of Research in Education and Science, v5 n2 p421-428 Sum 2019. 9 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1203815
      International Journal of Research in Education and Science. Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty, Meram, Konya 42090 Turkey. e-mail: ijresoffice@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.ijres.net
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      2148-9955
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      The aim of this study is to examine the mistakes made by students in the use of logical connectives while simplifying algebraic equations and inequalities, and the extent to which teachers are aware of these mistakes and how they assess them. The study was conducted among 50 ninth grade students and 63 practicing teachers of mathematics. The data was collected from two questionnaires: a questionnaire for students comprising items containing inequalities or equations, and a questionnaire for teachers comprising students' solutions of different items. The data was analyzed according to interpretative theory. The findings identify common mistakes in the way students use the mathematical logical connectives OR, AND, IF … THEN when manipulating algebraic expressions. The findings further indicate that teachers were not aware of the errors made by students in working with the mathematical logical connectives, where the most common mistake identified among students was ignoring the logical connective entirely. Moreover, the findings indicated that teachers may assess solutions as correct even when they use mathematical logical connectives wrongly.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Physical Description:
      9
    • Education Level:
      Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 9; High Schools
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1203815
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ABU MOKH, R.; OTHMAN, A.; SHAHBARI, J. A. Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes. International Journal of Research in Education and Science, [s. l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 421–428, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Abu Mokh R, Othman A, Shahbari JA. Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes. International Journal of Research in Education and Science. 2019;5(2):421-428. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203815&custid=s8280428. Accessed September 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Abu Mokh, R., Othman, A., & Shahbari, J. A. (2019). Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes. International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 5(2), 421–428. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203815&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Abu Mokh, Rana, Ali Othman, and Juhaina Awawdeh Shahbari. 2019. “Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes.” International Journal of Research in Education and Science 5 (2): 421–28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203815&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Abu Mokh, R., Othman, A. and Shahbari, J. A. (2019) ‘Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes’, International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 5(2), pp. 421–428. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203815&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 23 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Abu Mokh, R, Othman, A & Shahbari, JA 2019, ‘Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes’, International Journal of Research in Education and Science, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 421–428, viewed 23 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Abu Mokh, Rana, et al. “Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes.” International Journal of Research in Education and Science, vol. 5, no. 2, Jan. 2019, pp. 421–428. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203815&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Abu Mokh, Rana, Ali Othman, and Juhaina Awawdeh Shahbari. “Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes.” International Journal of Research in Education and Science 5, no. 2 (January 1, 2019): 421–28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203815&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Abu Mokh R, Othman A, Shahbari JA. Mistakes Made by Students with Logical Connectives When Solving Equations and Inequalities, and How Teachers Assess These Mistakes. International Journal of Research in Education and Science [Internet]. 2019 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Sep 23];5(2):421–8. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203815&custid=s8280428