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ERIC Number: EJ865962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
The Ability of Students to Comprehend the Function-Derivative Relationship with Regard to Problems from Their Real Life
Cetin, Nezahat
PRIMUS, v19 n3 p232-244 2009
This study investigated whether students who are studying calculus were able to determine the graph of the derivative of the functions related to the problems they come across in their daily lives or in applied science. A test was given to science and engineering students at a Turkish university. At the end of this study, it was determined that when the function related to the event was linear, the students were successful, however, when the events and as such, the functions became complicated, they were not able to perform correctly. Tests could be useful to assess other teaching methods. (Contains 2 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey