BYU

Abstract by Shelby Thurgood

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Presenter's Name

Shelby Thurgood

Degree Level

Undergraduate

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Department

Mathematics Education

Faculty Advisor

Dawn Teuscher

Title

Addressing Misconceptions in Mathematics

Abstract

Mathematics is a class that is often disliked by many. When we think about why this is, it often comes down to misconceptions students have. Often students think that math is something they can’t understand. In College Algebra there are many overarching topics and I am interested in identifying various misconceptions students have and then explore how instructors can address these misconceptions in their classes.