Windows on students' algebra: Describing their habits of mind


9th Congress of the European-Society-for-Research-in-Mathematics-Education (CERME), Prague, Czech Republic, 4 - 08 February 2015, pp.496-497 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.496-497
  • Keywords: Algebra, habits of mind
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This paper illustrates students' algebraic habits of minds through interviews and demonstrates how students have difficulties in algebra. In this study we present data from clinical interviews with sixth grade students, which were analyse using Driscolls' (1999) framework of algebraic habits of mind. All students show different algebraic habits of mind and their difficulties in algebraic concepts constrain their ways of thinking.