05 November 2010 09:39
Doing Algebra and Thinking Algebraically
Skemp makes a powerful case for two different types of understanding in his article “Relational Understanding and Instrumental Understanding” (Richard R. Skemp, Department of Education, University of Warwick). First published in Mathematics Teaching, 77, 20–26, (1976). He says: It was brought to my attention some years ago by Stieg Mellin-Olsen,...