Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Success in several advanced STEM courses depend on students’ ability to understand and implement calculus concepts in different problem settings. Function concept in calculus is one of the pre-requisite concepts that students are expected to have a well-developed knowledge. In this work, students’ ability to answer fill-in-the-blank calculus questions after observing a function’s graph are evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively. The main idea behind of this IRB (Institutional Review Board) approved research is to have a better understanding of STEM majors’ missing conceptual calculus knowledge for building a bridge between algebraic and geometric representations of functions. Seventeen undergraduate and graduate engineering and mathematics majors’ written and transcribed video recorded responses are evaluated by using Action-Process-Object-Schema (APOS) theory. The analysis of the data indicated Mathematics majors’ success.
Tokgoz, E., & Ceyhan, H. (2018, June), University Students’ Ability to Interconnect the Calculus Concepts and Function Graphing Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31185
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