id: 02364737
dt: j
an: 2005e.02050
au: Chinnappan, Mohan
ti: The conceptual interface between secondary and university mathematics: a
schema-based analysis.
so: Hiroshima J. Math. Educ. 11, 21-31 (2005).
py: 2005
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: C35 D55
ut: development of mathematical knowledge; organised structures (schemas);
problem representation; development of schemas; university teaching
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ab: In this paper I provide a theoretical analysis of difficulties experienced
by students in having to transfer concepts they have learnt in high
school to university mathematics. This analysis is based on the
assumption that mathematical knowledge can be represented in the form
of organised structures called schemas. The organisational quality of
studentsâ€™ mathematical schemas is a function of spread of network and
strength of links between pieces of information. Well-developed schemas
are argued here to facilitate assimilation of university mathematical
concepts and the use of this new information in the solution of novel
problems. (Authorâ€™s abstract)
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