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ERIC Number: ED490513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Language-Based Prior Knowledge and Transition to Mathematics
Dogan-Dunlap, Hamide; Torres, Cristina; Chen, Fan
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Section Mathematical Association of America (MAA) (El Paso, TX, Apr 1-2, 2005)
The paper provides a college mathematics student's concept maps, definitions, and essays to support the thesis that language-based prior knowledge can influence students' cognitive processes of mathematical concepts. A group of intermediate algebra students who displayed terms mainly from the spoken language on the first and the second concept maps and essays included terms reflecting more of an equation/formula-based conceptualization of the function concept on their third and the last concept maps and essays. (Contains 5 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A