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ERIC Number: EJ592153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
The Mediation of Tools in the Development of Formal Mathematical Concepts: The Compass and the Circle as an Example.
Chassapis, Dimitris
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v37 n3 p275-93 1998-1999
Focuses on the process by which children develop a formal mathematical concept of the circle by using various instruments to draw circles within the context of a goal-directed drawing task. Concludes that the use of the compass in circle drawing structures the circle-drawing operation in a radically different fashion than circle tracers and templates. Contains 19 references. (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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