You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
The Visual Syntax of Algebra
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Vol. 20, No. 3 (May, 1989), pp. 274-287
Published by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/749516
Page Count: 14
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
A structured system of visual features can be seen to parallel the propositional hierarchy of operations usually associated with the parsing of algebraic expressions. Some students (proportionately more women than men) were found to depend on these visual cues in their syntactic decision making. Others were found to have access to sound propositional rules. Possible causes and consequences of these different syntactic representation styles are discussed.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education © 1989 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics