The development of a function concept inventory
journal contributionposted on 13.06.2016 by A. O'Shea, S. Breen, Barbara Jaworski
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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.
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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