ERIC Number: ED389613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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The Role of One Teacher's Mathematical Conceptions in His Implementation of a Reform-Oriented Functions Unit.
Lloyd, Gwen; Wilson, Melvin R.
This paper links the conceptions of an experienced high school mathematics teacher to aspects of his first implementation of a reform-oriented curriculum during a 6-week functions unit. The teacher exhibited comprehensive understandings of the function concept, dominated by graphical representations and a covariation description of function. These features contributed to classroom emphases on the use of multiple representations to understand dependence patterns in data and characteristics of different types of relationships. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Representations (Mathematics); Teacher Change
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (17th, Columbus, OH, October 21-24, 1995). For entire conference proceedings, see SE 057 177.