The Literature Review of Algebra Learning: Focusing on the Contributions to Students’ Difficulties ()

Xiong Wang^{}

Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

This paper reviews the research literature with respect to the contributions to the students’ difficulties in their algebra learning in order to understand the students’ difficulties in algebra learning. To start with, 29 articles selected from the database (ERIC) are categorized into a taxonomy which has been generated from the research literature, which falls into five categories including: algebra content, cognitive gap, teaching issues, learning matters, and transition knowledge. The challenges that students confront with under those categories are unpacked in the review process. In addition, the five categories adopted in this paper could serve as a framework of better understanding students’ difficulties in their algebra learning. Finally, the research gap from the literature review is discussed.

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Wang, X. (2015) The Literature Review of Algebra Learning: Focusing on the Contributions to Students’ Difficulties. *Creative Education*, **6**, 144-153. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.62013.

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