id: 02312364
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an: 1997b.01142
au: Teppo, A.R.; Esty, W.W.
ti: Mathematical contexts and the perception of meaning in algebraic symbols.
so: Owens, D.T. et al., 17. annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA
XVII). Proceedings. Vol. 1. ,. 147-151 (1995).
py: 1995
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ab: This paper presents an analysis of the different types of meanings that an
individual may assign to a collection of algebraic symbols depending on
the mathematical context in which the symbols are presented and the
mathematical knowledge possessed by that individual. Four contexts for
the Quadratic Theorem are used to illustrate the ways in which
generalization and abstraction develop the meaning of algebraic
entities by changing focus from process to structure. (orig.)
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