I am convinced that misuse and misunderstanding of the equal symbol does not exist in isolation. I sincerely hope that we all agree that in mathematics the equal symbol expresses a relation. Outside mathematics that same symbol can, and does, have alternate meanings, but in mathematics the = symbol expresses a relation. Here are two

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# A Good Essay about the Equal Symbol

Problems with the equal symbol are very closely related to symbolic literacy in mathematics. The article below briefly mentions symbolic literacy and provides references. 2018 article from Melboure, Australia This is well worth the time. Click Here or copy and past this URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286418817_Misuse_of_the_equals_sign_An_entrenched_practice_from_early_primary_years_to_tertiary_mathematics It is my impression that research by Abraham Arcavi is the