Title: Implications of neuroscientific research on teaching algebra

Authors: Edward D. Laughbaum

Addresses: The Ohio State University, Department of Mathematics, 231 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

Abstract: The author explores cognitive and neural processes of associations, pattern recognition, attention, visualisations, priming, meaning, distributed learning and the enriched teaching environment. The processes are then applied to the teaching and learning of algebra.

Keywords: algebra didactic; algebra pedagogy; brain science; function approach; neuroscience; teaching algebra; teaching mathematics; cognitive processes; neural processes; associations, pattern recognition; attention; visualisation; priming; meaning; distributed learning; enriched teaching; mathematics education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2008.022165

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2008 Vol.18 No.5/6, pp.585 - 597

Published online: 22 Dec 2008 *

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