Proof-scripts as a lens for exploring students' understanding of odd/even functions

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Abstract

A group of prospective mathematics teachers was asked to imagine a conversation with a student centered on a particular proof regarding odd/even functions and produce a script of this imagined dialog. These scripts provided insights into the script-writers' mathematical knowledge as well as insights into what they perceive as potential difficulties for their students. The paper focuses on the script-writers' understandings of derivative and of even/odd functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-43
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Mathematical Behavior
Volume35
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Calculus
  • Derivative
  • Lesson plays
  • Odd/even functions
  • Proof-scripts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Mathematics

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