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ERIC Number: EJ1130872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
A Structural Model Related to the Understanding of the Concept of Function: Definition and Problem Solving
Panaoura, Areti; Michael-Chrysanthou, Paraskevi; Gagatsis, Athanasios; Elia, Iliada; Philippou, Andreas
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v15 n4 p723-740 Apr 2017
This article focuses on exploring students' understanding of the concept of function concerning three main aspects: secondary students' ability to (1) define the concept of function and present examples of functions, (2) solve tasks which asked them to recognize and interpret the concept of function presented in different forms of representation, and (3) solve function problems. Confirmatory factor analysis verified 4 dimensions comprising the conceptual understanding of functions: definition, recognition, interpretation, and problem solving. Furthermore, the important role of the ability to define the concept on the rest abilities was revealed, leading to important didactic implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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