ERIC Number: EJ567718
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Resources for Refining Mathematical Conceptions: Case Studies in Learning about Linear Functions.
Moschkovich, Judit N.
Journal of the Learning Sciences, v7 n2 p209-37 1998
Describes the refinement of a conception in the domain of linear functions. Examples show how students refine their use of the x-intercept in equations of the form "y=mx+b" by narrowing problem contexts, making connections between conceptions, using a mathematical procedure, and refining verbal descriptions. Resources that teachers can draw on to support the learning of mathematical concepts are identified. (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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