Through examples from the early stages of a study with Grade 7 low-attaining learners from Malta using Grid Algebra, we argue for the significance of actions, pictures and symbols in learners developing concepts for formal expressions. The interrelationship between these forms the basis of the CAPS (Concept, Action, Picture and Symbol) framework as an analytical tool, which is presented in this paper.
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Published inBritish Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
Pages1 - 6 (6)
CitationBORG, P. and HEWITT, D., 2015. Gaining meaning for expressions with Grid Algebra: developing the CAPS framework. IN: Adams, G. (ed). Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics: Proceedings of the Day Conference held at Durham University on 06 Jun 2015, 35 (2), pp. 1 - 6.
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NotesThis is a conference paper, it is also available at: http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip35-2/BSRLM-IP-35-2-01.pdf