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BRIEF REPORT: Views of Struggling Students on Instruction Incorporating Multiple Strategies in Algebra I: An Exploratory Study

Kathleen Lynch and Jon R. Star 

January 2014, Volume 45, Issue 1, Page 6

Abstract:
Although policy documents promote teaching students multiple strategies for solving mathematics problems, some practitioners and researchers argue that struggling learners will be confused and overwhelmed by this instructional practice. In the current exploratory study, the authors explore how 6 struggling students viewed the practice of learning multiple strategies at the end of a yearlong algebra course that emphasized this practice.

Keywords:
Algebraic Thinking / Pre-Algebra Concepts