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Abstract Title: Highlighting the advantages of symbolic problem solving with paired questions
Abstract: While experts prefer to solve problems symbolically, many introductory students strongly prefer to solve problem using numbers.  While symbolic problems have many advantages, there is a good deal of overhead to learn before a student becomes proficient enough to recognize those advantages.  A series of paired numeric/symbolic questions were designed to highlight the advantages of symbolic problem solving.  This poster will describe those questions and the results of some pilot testing interviews.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

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