ERIC Number: ED190405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of the Learning and Understanding of a Mathematical Group Structure in Different Representations.
Lant, Rainer M. C.
The approach to teaching group theory used in this report was to give students many different kinds of examples of the concept being taught. The functions of models and examples in terms of student preferences and the psychology of the learning experience are discussed. Six representations of the tetrahedral group were developed as test materials. One was chosen for the initial learning presentation and then related to the other models through a series of transfer tests. Comparisons are made between data obtained on different tests on the same students, as well as between similar data obtained from different subjects. The procedure at the conclusion in terms of its potential value to both the classroom and research is examined. Included in the report is an examination of the related literature. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Group Theory; Mathematics Education Research; Permutations
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