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ERIC Number: ED489596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Algebraic and Geometric Approach in Function Problem Solving
Mousoulides, Nikos; Gagatsis, Athanasios
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
This study explores students algebraic and geometric approach in solving tasks in functions and the relation of these approaches with complex geometric problem solving. Data were obtained from 95 sophomore pre-service teachers, enrolled in a basic algebra course. Implicative statistical analysis was performed to evaluate the relation between students approach and their ability to solve geometric problems. Results provided support for students intention to use the algebraic approach to solve simple function tasks. Students who were able to use geometric approach had better results in solving complex geometric problems. Implications of findings for teaching functions are discussed. [For complete proceedings, see ED489538.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A