id: 06439885
dt: a
an: 2015c.00802
au: Musgrave, Stacy; Thompson, Patrick W.
ti: Function notation as an idiom.
so: 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).
py: 2014
pu: [s. l.]: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
la: EN
cc: I29 E49
ut: functions; function notation
ci:
li:
ab: 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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