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Title: 
How secondary two express stream students used algebra and the model method to solve problems
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Issue Date: 
2003
Citation: 
Ng, S. F. (2003). How secondary two express stream students used algebra and the model method to solve problems. The Mathematics Educator, 7(1),1-17
Abstract: 
In Singapore, primary children are taught to use the model method to solve challenging word problems, which otherwise would require algebra to solve.
This study aimed to investigate whether learning the model method has any effect
on how such students solve word problems after they have learned formal algebra
in seconctary mathematics. Also students' perceptions of the model method were
ascertained. One hundred and forty-five secondarv two e-rpress stream students
took part in this study. The students sat for a four-item test. The study found that
the e-xpress stream students preferred algebra to the model method. However students had difficulties identibing how unknowns were represented in the model
method Although students had positive perceptions of the model method they were
also able to identify, its limitations.
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ISSN: 
0218-9100
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