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    Conjecturing tasks for undergraduate calculus students


    Breen, Sinead and Ní Shé, Caitríona and O'Shea, Ann (2019) Conjecturing tasks for undergraduate calculus students. In: Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 11), 6-10 February 2019, Utrecht University.

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    Abstract

    We present a hypothetical learning trajectory for a sequence of tasks designed for a calculus module. The purpose of the tasks was to give undergraduates opportunities to use technology to experiment and make conjectures while developing their understanding of the effects of translations on graphs. We consider data from task-based interviews with two students. The hypothetical learning trajectory for this sequence of tasks is compared with the actual learning trajectory of the students, and we conclude there was some evidence that our learning goals were achieved.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Funding: Nairtl and The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning funded this study. Cite as: Sinead Breen, Caitríona Shé, Ann O'shea. Conjecturing tasks for undergraduate calculus students. Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Utrecht University, Feb 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands. ⟨hal-02423185⟩
    Keywords: task design; undergraduate mathematics; conjecturing;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 14237
    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 17:02
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL), The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
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