The development of a function concept inventory

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 propert...

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Main Authors: A. O'Shea, S. Breen, Barbara Jaworski
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Published: 2016
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Online Access:https://hdl.handle.net/2134/21621
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spelling rr-article-93686752016-06-17T00:00:00Z The development of a function concept inventory A. O'Shea (7157969) S. Breen (7157972) Barbara Jaworski (1258281) Function Concept inventory Conceptual understanding Assessment design 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. 2016-06-17T00:00:00Z Text Journal contribution 2134/21621 https://figshare.com/articles/journal_contribution/The_development_of_a_function_concept_inventory/9368675 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
institution Loughborough University
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topic Function
Concept inventory
Conceptual understanding
Assessment design
spellingShingle Function
Concept inventory
Conceptual understanding
Assessment design
A. O'Shea
S. Breen
Barbara Jaworski
The development of a function concept inventory
description 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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S. Breen
Barbara Jaworski
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S. Breen
Barbara Jaworski
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title The development of a function concept inventory
title_short The development of a function concept inventory
title_full The development of a function concept inventory
title_fullStr The development of a function concept inventory
title_full_unstemmed The development of a function concept inventory
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