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ERIC Number: ED500891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Generalising the Context and Generalising the Calculation
Ainley Janet; Wilson, Kirsty; Bills, Liz
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v2 p9-16
The Purposeful Algebraic Activity Project is concerned with the development of algebraic activity in pupils in the early years of secondary schooling. Here we report on the different ways in which we have observed children articulating generalisations during semi-structured interviews which are being used to gain snap-shots of this development. We describe how generalising the context appears to be distinct from generalizing the calculation, and discuss the implications of this for the design and implementation of our teaching programme. (Contains 1 footnote and 2 figures.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500859.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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