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ERIC Number: EJ1077223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Growth Points in Linking Representations of Function: A Research-Based Framework
Ronda, Erlina
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v90 n3 p303-319 Nov 2015
This paper describes five growth points in linking representations of function developed from a study of secondary school learners. Framed within the cognitivist perspective and process-object conception of function, the growth points were identified and described based on linear and quadratic function tasks learners can do and their strategies and approaches on these tasks. A cross-sectional study was then made to investigate for a typical trajectory of the growth points. The tasks were fielded to 444 Year 8, 9, and 10 students, first at the start of the school year and then 5 months later. The framework of growth points, and their resonance with similar research elsewhere, offer a research-based framework that can serve as an analytic tool for describing understanding, assessing learning and for pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools
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Language: English
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