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ERIC Number: EJ1082990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Students' Understanding of the Function-Derivative Relationship When Learning Economic Concepts
Ariza, Angel; Llinares, Salvador; Valls, Julia
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v27 n4 p615-635 Dec 2015
The aim of this study is to characterise students' understanding of the function-derivative relationship when learning economic concepts. To this end, we use a fuzzy metric (Chang 1968) to identify the development of economic concept understanding that is defined by the function-derivative relationship. The results indicate that the understanding of these economic concepts is linked to students' capacity to perform conversions and treatments between the algebraic and graphic registers of the function-derivative relationship when extracting the economic meaning of concavity/convexity in graphs of functions using the second derivative.
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Language: English
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