M Begg, R Pierce, KE Chin
AMSI Calculate Teacher Resources | Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute | Published : 2017
Interpreting symbols is not as easy as we perceive. Many students face difficulties in interpreting the meanings of symbols they have met before. This sparks an interesting question of why they have such difficulties. In some cases, students’ interpretation of symbols is affected by their previous experiences and these can be supportive or problematic in shaping their conceptions about symbols.