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ERIC Number: EJ1060923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Two Different Epistemologies about Limit Concepts
Kim, Dong-Joong; Kang, Hyangim; Lee, Hyun-Joo
International Education Studies, v8 n3 p138-145 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate characteristics of limit concepts through the simultaneous use of historical and experimental epistemologies. Based on a historical epistemology which is an investigation of historical developments in a mathematical concept raised in the history of mathematics, four different developments of limit concepts were considered. Through an experimental epistemology which is an analysis of students' different stages in the development of their understanding of the mathematical concept, diverse developmental levels were scrutinized to find out how the students performed. Nine pairs of students in total were recruited and three representatives were presented. Results indicate that both historical and experimental epistemologies are useful methods for teaching mathematics along with the unpacking process and that experimental epistemologies are effective because mathematics learning is continuous.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Grade 10
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea