
06649283
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2016f.01087
Borg, Philip, Hewitt, Dave
Gaining meaning for expressions with Grid Algebra: developing the CAPS framework.
Adams, G. (ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). Vol. 35, No. 2. Proceedings of the day conference, Durham University, UK, June 6, 2015. London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). 16 (2015).
2015
London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
EN
H23
U73
C33
educational research
lower secondary
low achievement
early algebra
notation
arithmetic
expressions
precept
mathematical software
computer as educational medium
concept formation
visualisation
http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip352/BSRLMIP35201.pdf
Summary: Through examples from the early stages of a study with Grade 7 lowattaining learners from Malta using Grid Algebra, we argue for the significance of actions, pictures and symbols in learners developing concepts for formal expressions. The interrelationship between these forms the basis of the CAPS (Concept, Action, Picture and Symbol) framework as an analytical tool, which is presented in this paper.