Very short post today to just promote the first #mathsjournalclub discussion tonight between 8pm and 9pm. We are going to be talking about “A Glimpse into Secondary Students’ Understanding of Functions” by Brendefur, J, Hughes, G and Ely, R which is available here if you haven’t read it yet.
Last week I posted some possible themes for the discussion, for convenience I have reproduced them below:
- What did you think were the key points of the article?
- Do you agree with the four ways given that “students typically represent functional relationships: graphs, tables, verbal descriptions and equations” ?
- Has this article impacted on how you introduce and teach the understanding of functions?
- What are the limitations of the article/research?
The more people who can take part the better the discussion will be so I really would love it if you could make it tonight.. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mathsjournalclub in all your tweets so that I and others can follow the discussion.