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An experimental investigation into children's misconceptions concerning the symbols for mathematical equality
thesisposted on 2021-12-14, 22:34 authored by Thurston, John Benjamin
One of the commonest faults in children's statement of an argument in arithmetic is the misuse of the sign of equality. The following examples of statements, selected from children's work by the writer during his marking of Form I arithmetic, are typical of the errors committed by children between ten and twelve years of age.