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ERIC Number: ED500935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Guess My Rule Revisited
Carraher, David W.; Earnest, Darrell
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 p173-180
We present classroom research on a variant of the guess-my-rule game, in which nine-year-old students make up linear functions and challenge classmates to determine their secret rule. We focus on issues students and their teacher confronted in inferring underlying rules and in deciding whether the conjectured rule matched the rule of the creators. We relate the findings to the tension between semantically and syntactically driven algebraic reasoning. (Contains 4 footnotes and 1 table.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500859.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Tel: +27-21-715-3559; Fax: +27-88-021-715-3559; e-mail: info@igpme.org; Web site: http://igpme.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A