Algorithms in the Classes of Mathematical Education at the Early School Stage

Ewelina Kawiak

Abstract


Algorithm is a method which is applied whilst finding answers to mathematical problems. It determines the subsequent stages of proceedings in such a way that after their proper execution, the final score is always correct. In mathematical education algorithms are most often provided to students as the ready-made operation procedures imposed on learners. However, more and more often it is suggested that the traditional method of learning algorithms should be abandoned and students ought to be encouraged to discover algorithms for themselves. This article presents the opinions of pedagogy students about the possibilities of algorithm application during mathematics classes at the early school stage. It has also been studied whether the above-mentioned students believe that discovering the algorithms by young learners is at all feasible.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n4p11


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Journal of Educational and Social Research ISSN 2239-978X(Print) ISSN 2240-0524(Online)

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