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The development of a function concept inventory

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posted on 13.06.2016 by A. O'Shea, S. Breen, Barbara Jaworski
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.

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The authors would like to acknowledge the support of a NAIRTL (National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) grant for this research.

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  • Science

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  • Mathematics Education Centre

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International Journal ofResearch in Undergraduate Mathematics Education

Citation

O'SHEA, A., BREEN, S. and JAWORSKI, B., 2016. The development of a function concept inventory. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2 (3), pp. 279-296.

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© Springer

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2016-06-17

Notes

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40753-016-0030-5

ISSN

2198-9745

eISSN

2198-9753

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en

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