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ERIC Number: EJ930372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Investigating Trigonometric Representations in the Transition to College Mathematics
Byers, Patricia
College Quarterly, v13 n2 Spr 2010
This Ontario-based qualitative study examined secondary school and college textbooks' treatment of trigonometric representations in order to identify potential sources of student difficulties in the transition from secondary school to college mathematics. Analysis of networks, comprised of trigonometric representations, identified numerous issues around the treatment of trigonometry in selected secondary and college textbooks that may contribute to a lack of coherence for the learner. The results of this study have the potential to inform discussions around the teaching and learning of trigonometry at the secondary and college educational levels to ultimately provide a more seamless transition for students. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada