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ERIC Number: EJ491806
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
The Gains and the Pitfalls of Reification--The Case of Algebra.
Sfard, Anna; Linchevski, Liora
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v26 n2-3 p191-228 Mar 1994
Analyzes the nature and growth of students' algebraic knowledge and thinking from an epistemological perspective supported by historical observations. Focuses on two crucial transitions: from the purely operational algebra to the structural algebra of a fixed value of an unknown and then to the functional algebra of a variable. (Contains 58 references.) (MKR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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