ERIC Number: ED489662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Students Building Isomorphisms
Uptegrove, Elizabeth B.; Maher, Carolyn A.
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
This paper reports on five students' explorations of structural relationships between problem situations that they worked on over several years as participants in a long-term study. In particular, we describe the case of students who recognized isomorphisms between and among two problem situations and who used particular features of the problems to explain Pascal's Identity. [For complete proceedings, see ED489597.]
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Problem Solving, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Formulas, High School Students, Figurative Language, Cognitive Processes, Correlation
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site: http://igpme.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools
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