ERIC Number: EJ1037682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
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Reference Count: 30
Processes and Reasoning in Representations of Linear Functions
Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Bossé, Michael J.
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v12 n1 p167-192 Feb 2014
This study examined student actions, interpretations, and language in respect to questions raised regarding tabular, graphical, and algebraic representations in the context of functions. The purpose was to investigate students' interpretations and specific ways of working within table, graph, and the algebraic on notions fundamental to a conceptualization of linear functions. Through a case study method which investigated individual representations and student articulations within them, the study revealed that students can make a transition from a given representation of linear function to another and yet demonstrate limited understanding of linear functions.
Descriptors: Algebra, Abstract Reasoning, Graphs, Case Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, Concept Formation, Discourse Analysis, Learning Processes
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