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ERIC Number: ED489611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Teaching School Students' Conceptions of Tangent Lines
Moreira, Valeria Guimaraes; Pinto, Marcia Maria Fusaro
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
This paper reports ongoing research investigating how students' experiences with the notion of tangent line in different lecture courses at a technical school are being integrated to the related mathematical concept. Focusing on a technical course case study, we examine how aspects of the notion of tangent line are related to features of the context in which they are being produced. In addition, we discuss whether it is appropriate, from the perspective of situated learning, to account for practices of school mathematics in the various lecture courses in the curricula as distinct school mathematics practices, or, distinct communities of practices of (school) mathematics. [For complete proceedings, see ED489597.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A