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ERIC Number: EJ1122929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
An Example of Inquiry in Linear Algebra: The Roles of Symbolizing and Brokering
Zandieh, Michelle; Wawro, Megan; Rasmussen, Chris
PRIMUS, v27 n1 p96-124 2017
In this paper we address practical questions such as: How do symbols appear and evolve in an inquiry-oriented classroom? How can an instructor connect students with traditional notation and vocabulary without undermining their sense of ownership of the material? We tender an example from linear algebra that highlights the roles of the instructor as a broker, and the ways in which students participate in the practice of symbolizing as they reinvent the diagonalization equation "A = PDP[superscript -1]".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL0634099; DRL0634074; DUE1245673; DUE1245796; DUE1246083