• The Linear Imperative: An Inventory and Conceptual Analysis of Students' Overuse of Linearity

    Wim Van Dooren Dirk De Bock Dirk Janssens Lieven Verschaffel
    The overreliance on linear methods in students' reasoning and problem solving has been documented and discussed by several scholars in the field. So far, however, there have been no attempts to assemble the evidence and to analyze it in a systematic way. This article provides an overview and a conceptual analysis of students' tendency to use linear methods beyond their applicability range.