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ERIC Number: EJ1197618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Scripting Tasks as a Springboard for Extending Prospective Teachers' Example Spaces: A Case of Generating Functions
Zazkis, Rina; Marmur, Ofer
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v18 n4 p291-312 Dec 2018
In this paper, we highlight a further use of scripting tasks in the work of researchers-teacher-educators, which we present in two parts. In Part 1, we study prospective secondary school mathematics teachers' responses to a scripting task on the topic of functions. The generated examples for a function that satisfies certain constraints provide a lens for examining participants' example spaces and concept images of a function. In Part 2, we demonstrate how the script analysis is subsequently used by teacher educators as a springboard for broadening prospective teachers' personal example spaces for a function, strengthening their understanding of the concept, and extending connections between tertiary and school mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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