Pre-service teachers' concept image for circle and ellipse

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Wright, Vince. (2013) Pre-service teachers' concept image for circle and ellipse. In V. Steinle, L. Ball and C. Bardini (Ed.). Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (MERGA36). Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 682 - 689
AuthorsWright, Vince
Abstract

Concept image is proposed by Vinner and Tall (1981) to differentiate the elements and relationships that a learner constructs about a concept from formal mathematical definition for the same concept. The answers of 119 University students to an examination question are analysed to establish the concept images they have for circle and ellipse. The results show the difficulty the students have in reasoning with properties at the higher levels of Van Hiele’s (2004) model of geometric thought.

Year2013
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Web address (URL)http://www.merga.net.au/documents/Wright_MERGA36-2013_.pdf
Open accessOpen access
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Journal citation2, pp. 682 - 689
Page range682 - 689
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationAustralia
EditorsV. Steinle, L. Ball and C. Bardini
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