The effectiveness of geometric representative approach in developing algebraic thinking of fourth grade students

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The main aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of geometric representative approach in developing algebraic thinking of fourth grade students. Based on literatures in mathematics education, several procedures in developing algebraic thinking were identified. This study undertakes to (1) examine students' algebraic thinking and skills (2) investigate the ways of students in thinking algebraically (3)examine use of the geometric representation in developing algebraic thinking. During this study, the experimental group was taught the geometric representation approach whilst the control group was taught by conventional teaching approach. Findings indicated that the mean performance in algebraic thinking of the experimental group was higher than the control group. Findings suggested that the geometric representation approach enhances students' mathematical thinking. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

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Alghtani, O. A., & Abdulhamied, N. A. (2010). The effectiveness of geometric representative approach in developing algebraic thinking of fourth grade students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 8, pp. 256–263). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.035

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