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2015c.00802
Musgrave, Stacy
Thompson, Patrick W.
Function notation as an idiom.
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 PMENA, Vancouver, Canada, July 1520, 2014, Vol. 4. [s. l.]: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (ISBN 9780864913609/set; 9780864913647/v.4). 281288 (2014).
2014
[s. l.]: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
EN
I29
E49
functions
function notation
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 fourcharacter 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.