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\iteman{ZMATH 2015c.00802}
\itemau{Musgrave, Stacy; Thompson, Patrick W.}
\itemti{Function notation as an idiom.}
\itemso{Liljedahl, Peter (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the 38th conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education ``Mathematics education at the edge", PME 38 held jointly with the 36th conference of PME-NA, Vancouver, Canada, July 15--20, 2014, Vol. 4. [s. l.]: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (ISBN 978-0-86491-360-9/set; 978-0-86491-364-7/v.4). 281-288 (2014).}
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Summary: Functions play a large role in mathematics education beginning in middle school. The aim of this paper is to investigate the meaning teachers hold for function notation; namely, we suggest that many teachers view function notation as a four-character idiom consisting of function name, parenthesis, variable and parenthesis. Many of the teachers who engaged in tasks aimed at exploring teachers' meanings for function notation responded in a manner suggestive of viewing function notation idiomatically.
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\itemcc{I29 E49}
\itemut{functions; function notation}
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