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Undergraduate Students' Ways of Thinking About Function Notation

Abstract Previous research has examined difficulties that students have with understanding and productively working with function notation. Function notation is very prevalent throughout mathematics education, helping students to better understand and more easily work with functions. The goal of my research was to investigate students' current ways of thinking about function notation to better assist teachers in helping their students develop deeper and more productive understandings. In this study, I conducted two separate interviews with two undergraduate students to explore their meanings for function notation. I developed and adapted tasks aimed at investigating different aspects and uses of function notation. In each interview, I asked the ... (more)
Created Date 2018-05
Contributor Mckee, Natalie Christina (Author) / Thompson, Patrick (Thesis Director) / Zazkis, Dov (Committee Member) / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Function Notation / Mathematics Education / Ways Of Thinking
Series Academic Year 2017-2018
Type Text
Extent 27 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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