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Potential of technology and a familiar context to enhance students' concept of rate of change

Herbert, Sandra and Pierce, Robyn 2005, Potential of technology and a familiar context to enhance students' concept of rate of change, in MERGA 2005 : Building connections : research, theory and practice : proceedings of the annual conference held at RMIT, Melbourne, 7th-9th July 2005, MERGA, Pymble, N.S.W., pp. 435-442.

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Title Potential of technology and a familiar context to enhance students' concept of rate of change
Author(s) Herbert, SandraORCID iD for Herbert, Sandra orcid.org/0000-0001-5990-5099
Pierce, Robyn
Conference name Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference (28th : 2005 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 7 -9 Jul. 2005
Title of proceedings MERGA 2005 : Building connections : research, theory and practice : proceedings of the annual conference held at RMIT, Melbourne, 7th-9th July 2005
Editor(s) Clarkson, P
Publication date 2005
Conference series Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference
Start page 435
End page 442
Publisher MERGA
Place of publication Pymble, N.S.W.
Summary Students' concept image of rate of change may be incomplete or erroneous. This paper reports a pilot study, with secondary school students, which explores the potential of technology (JavaMathWorlds), depicting a familiar context of motion, to develop students' existing schema of informal understandings of rate of change to more formal mathematical representations. Students developed numerous 'models of' rate of change in a motion context which then transferred to serve as a 'model for' rate of change in other contexts.
ISBN 1920846077
9781920846077
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2005, MERGA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028768

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