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Gesture types for functions

Herbert, Sandra 2012, Gesture types for functions, in MERGA 2012 : The 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Nanyang, Singapore, pp. 322-329.

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Title Gesture types for functions
Author(s) Herbert, Sandra
Conference name Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference (35th : 2012 : Nanyang, Singapore)
Conference location Nanyang, Singapore
Conference dates 2-6 Jul. 2012
Title of proceedings MERGA 2012 : The 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference
Start page 322
End page 329
Total pages 8
Publisher MERGA
Place of publication Nanyang, Singapore
Keyword(s) gesture types
functions
Summary This paper reports on the different gesture types employed by twenty-three Year 10 students as they endeavoured to explain their understanding of rate of change associated with the functions resulting from two different computer simulations. These gestures also have application to revealing students’ understanding of functions. However, interpretation of gesture is problematic but classification of gestures assisted in the analysis of the videorecorded interviews probing participants’ conceptions of rate of change. This paper builds on the classifications reported in previous research. Five additional gesture types are presented, which provide insights into students’ thinking about rate of change, and hence functions.
ISBN 9789810725273
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2012, MERGA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049484

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