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ERIC Number: ED496896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
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Preservice Teachers' View on y = x + 5 and y= [pi]x[squared] Expressed through the Utilization of Concept Maps: A Study of the Concept of Function
Hansson, Orjan
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, Jul 10-15, 2005), v3 p97-104
This paper considers a group of preservice teachers' construction of concept maps derived from y = x + 5 and y = [pi]x[squared] with emphasis on their conceptual understanding of function. The two statements are perceived to represent a number of different concepts with indications of compartmentalized knowledge structures that might prevent the preservice teachers from building rich conceptual structures. The preservice teachers' view on the concept of function contrasts with a view where the function concept is a unifying concept in mathematics with a large network of relations to other concepts. Different properties and categorizations of functions are less frequently recognized. In the preservice teachers' response of drawing concept maps there are signs of metacognitive activity. (Contains 1 note and 2 figures.) [For complete proceedings, see ED496848.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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