Understanding relations between variables : Revisiting a ‘node’ in the development of algebraic thinking

DSpace Repository

Understanding relations between variables : Revisiting a ‘node’ in the development of algebraic thinking

Show full item record

Files for download

Find Full text There are no files associated with this item.

Facebook

Simple item record

Publication BookChapter
Title Understanding relations between variables : Revisiting a ‘node’ in the development of algebraic thinking
Author(s) Persson, Per-Eskil
Date 2013
Editor(s) Grevholm, Barbro; Hundeland, Per Sigurd; Juter, Kristina; Kislenko, Kirsti; Persson, Per-Eskil
English abstract
To what extent are students, beginning at upper secondary level, able to explain the algebraic statement y = x + 5, and which representational forms do they use? Results from parts of a larger longitudinal study in Sweden are presented and compared to two other, similar studies involving students from different educational levels. This article also discusses possible strategies to improve mathematics instruction, for enabling students to acquire a higher quality of algebraic thinking, including an earlier introduction of algebra in primary school and the use of technology for multiple representations.
Publisher Cappelen Damm
Host/Issue Nordic research in didactics of mathematics : Past, present and future
ISBN 9788202393489
Pages 421-444
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) algebra
algebraic relation
algebraic thinking
function
functional relation
procept
reification
representation
secondary school
variable
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15826 (link to this page)

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search


Browse

My Account

Statistics