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a sign indicating that the quantities on either side are equal

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Lala used the equal sign correctly to express the relationships between the bags (Figure 3), showing that she understood that it was not just a sign of 'here comes the answer'.
On one level, then, I analyze the equal sign as a fundamental element of the Standards-based curriculum.
In this activity, students work with the equal sign in a variety of equation formats.
For lift force to increase, one or more of the four factors on the right side of the equal sign of the equation in Table 2 must increase.
For example, typical instruction causes most students to misconstrue the equal sign as an operational symbol (Baroody & Ginsburg, 1983; McNeil & Alibali, 2005; Powell, 2012).
Their comments demonstrate what is referred to as an operational view of the equal sign (Carpenter, Franke, & Levi, 2003).
On her right hand she has five tiny tattoos on her finger - an equal sign, a peace symbol, a cross, a heart, and the word 'karma'.
Enter an equal sign to begin a function and point to the cell in the PivotTable containing Allen Pearson's total sales, 942 (cell H5 on the PivotOne worksheet in Exhibit 3).
People in Scandinavian countries often use =) instead of :) because on their keyboards the equal sign and fight parenthesis are next to each other.
In this study, the authors wanted to examine whether success on items testing basic equivalence knowledge, such as the meaning of the equal sign and ability to solve problems such as 3 + 5 = 4 + _, predicted success on items testing more advanced algebraic thinking (i.
Conceptual knowledge was assessed by asking students what the equal sign means and whether or not certain mathematical expressions were acceptable (e.
On the far side of the equal sign, we will hopefully find a little more global equality.
The difficulties that students display in the learning of algebra such as a limited understanding of the equal sign, erroneous conceptions about the meaning of letters used as variables and the reject of non-numeric expressions as answers to a problem have been previously considered consequence of the inherent abstraction of algebra and of limitations in students' cognitive development (Schliemann et al.
EQUAL SIGN 'You don't get progress if there isn't a bit of a push forward', according to Harriet Harman
This approach views the equal sign as an indicator of a relationship between two expressions.