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Reducing cognitive load in algebra

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: January 13, 2010

Many years ago I used to get very annoyed with John Sweller, an Australian academic who aggressively pushed his idea of cognitive load as a panacea for problem solving in mathematics. John upset a lot of people in the Australian mathematics education community because they felt he was talking about routine problems, and not what […]