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Do mathematically less able students unnecessarily complicate things?

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: December 30, 2010

A few anecdotal experiences, separated widely in time and space, have led me to speculate that less able mathematics students might be unnecessarily complicating procedures and examples, to the point where the complication impedes their learning. Guess my number A colleague at the University of Melbourne in Australia told me, many years ago, about her […]