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ERIC Number: ED501040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
Mathematicians on Concept Image Construction: Single "Landscape" vs "Your Own Tailor-Made Brain Version"
Nardi, Elena; Iannone, Paola
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), v3 p365-372
Responding to an increasingly urgent need for collaboration between mathematicians and mathematics educators, the study reported in this paper engages mathematicians as educational co-researchers in a series of themed Focus Group interviews where a pre-distributed sample of mathematical problems, typical written student responses, observation protocols, interview transcripts and outlines of relevant bibliography is used as a trigger for reflection upon and exploration of pedagogical issues. In the extract exemplified here, a part of the sample that includes a question involving the concept of det(M), the determinant of an nxn matrix, triggers a conversation that reveals various images of the concept held by members of the group as well as their beliefs about personal and shared concept images. (Contains 1 figure.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500858.]
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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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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom