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Burgos, María; Godino, Juan D. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
In this paper, we analyse the results of an experience designed and implemented to evaluate the epistemic and cognitive conflicts identified in the study of proportionality, carried out by a group of 21 students in their last year of primary education. Initially the students exhibit difficulties to recognize situations where proportionality can be…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Godino, Juan D.; Rivas, Hernán; Burgos, María; Wilhelmi, Miguel R. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
There is currently a consensus in mathematics education that favors constructivist instructional models, which are based on the inquiry of knowledge by students. There are, however, different views that consider objectivist models, based on knowledge transmission (direct or explicit teaching) more effective in the teaching of scientific…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), Probability