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ERIC Number: EJ788453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Dynamics of a Definition: A Framework to Analyse Student Construction of the Concept of Solution to a Differential Equation
Raychaudhuri, Debasree
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n2 p161-177 Mar 2008
In this note we develop a framework that makes explicit the inherent dynamic structure of certain mathematical definitions by means of the four facets of context-entity-process-object. These facets and their interrelations are then used to capture and interpret specific aspects of student constructions of the concept of solution to first order differential equations. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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