Equal Sign Not Equally Understood by All U.S. Students


Mon, Aug 16th, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Taken very literally, not all students are created equal -- especially in their math learning skills, say Texas A&M University researchers who have found that not fully understanding the "equal sign" in a math problem could be a key to why 70% of U.S. students under-perform their peers from other countries in math.

One cause of the problem might be the textbooks, the research shows.

The Texas A&M researchers examined textbooks in China and the United States and found "Chinese textbooks provided the best examples for students and that even the best U.S. textbooks, those sponsored by the National Science Foundation, were lacking relational examples about the equal sign."



You may also be interested in:

Simulating Voices by 3D-Printing Vocal Tracts and Larynx Through DNA-Based Predictions
Ant mega-colony takes over world
Mind Controlled Slot Car Racing
11 Years to Create Coloured Disappearing Bubbles
Region of the Brain That Controls Ageing Discovered