Algebraic Reasoning in Marzano's Taxonomy Cognitive System


This article explores the relationship between algebraic reasoning and the cognitive system of Marzano’s taxonomy. The reasoning is known as a thought process that connects premises to conclusions. The ability to solve problems related to learning and how to state generalizations about numbers, quantities, relations, and functions is part of algebraic reasoning. There are four indicators of algebraic reasoning ability – Knowledge Retrieval, Connecting Mathematical Representations, Pattern Recognition, and Reasoned Solving. Algebraic reasoning abilities can increase awareness of the knowledge process, help in constructing or using knowledge, and develop one’s self-confidence while engaged in tasks through assignments to Marzano’s taxonomy. Marzano’s taxonomic cognitive system not only explains how a person makes a decision to engage in a new task but also explains how information is processed post decision-making. Thus, algebraic reasoning is related to the cognitive system in Marzano’s taxonomy.

Keywords: algebraic reasoning, cognitive system, Marzano’s taxonomy

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