A critical analysis of the way certain principles are generally presented in the algebra textbook

by George S Kondos

Institution: California State University – Sacramento
Year: 2015
Keywords: Algebra – Study and teaching
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2077634
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/141888


When a nation faces a shortage in its supply of oil or wheat, a method of increasing the supply is welcomed. Today, the nation is faced with a serious shortage  – not of a natural resource  – but of a human ability. This study is concerned with the problem of increasing the nation's supply of mathematically trained personnel.It is the purpose of this study (1) to outline the basic concepts and objectives of algebra; (2) to examine the way certain principles of algebra are generally presented in the textbook; and (3) to propose ways of presenting these principles that are in line with the basic concepts and objectives. Advisors/Committee Members: Moredock, Harvey Stewart, 1916-.