Development of meanings
connected to the concept of derivative using small group interaction
There has been an increasing
interest in social aspects of learning among researchers in mathematics
education. In my project I am going to describe the meaning making
processes of 17-year old students when investigating the concept of
derivative in small groups. The learning of the students is seen as
locally situated in the classroom microculture and the immediate
interaction in the groups. The methodology of my research has features
of ethnography, and it is part of the teachers as researchers tradition.
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and Different Styles of Friendly Conversation. In Proceedings of
CERME4, Fourth Congress of European Society for Research in Mathematics
Education. February 17-21. Saint Feliu de Guíxols, Spain.