Prompt 27: Common Misconceptions in Algebra


  1. Are all of these misconceptions directly addressed through explicit curriculum objectives, or is it luck as to whether they are addressed whilst doing algebra? i.e. Is there a specific lesson or sequence of lessons about the difference between (a+b)/a, and a/(a+b)?
  2. For each of the prompts, how exactly would you set up a pedagogical sequence to address and teach students the correct manipulations?
  3. Are there any other common misconceptions you can think of?

Additional common misconceptions:

Additional sources:

  1. @MathCurmudgeon shared: Do this and a Bunny Dies
  2. @ProdctvStruggle shared: Twitter Comment
  3. @greg_roberts86 shared: Classic Mistakes

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