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    The Development of a Function Concept Inventory


    O'Shea, Ann and Breen, Sinead and Jaworski, Barbara (2016) The Development of a Function Concept Inventory. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2 (3). pp. 279-296. ISSN 2198-9745

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the development of a concept inventory, a test designed to investigate undergraduate students’ understanding of the concept of function. A central purpose was to address conceptual understanding. We outline a set of elements of the understanding of function, based on key properties of the function concept, which were used to construct test items. We describe the design and validation process for the concept inventory and comment on some implications for the refinement of the instrument and its use.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite this article as: O’Shea, A., Breen, S. & Jaworski, B. Int. J. Res. Undergrad. Math. Ed. (2016) 2: 279. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40753-016-0030-5
    Keywords: Function; Concept inventory; Conceptual understanding; Assessment design;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 10085
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40753-016-0030-5
    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 13:53
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: NAIRTL (National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning)
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