5. april 2018

Student Difficulties concerning linear functions and linear models

Specialerapport. IND's studenterserie Nr. 61. 

Adonis Anthony Barbaso, marts 2018.

Vejleder: Carl Winsløw

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The aim of this thesis is to investigate the difficulties newly enrolled students face when learning the topics of linear functions and linear models and were observed during the 3-month long Basic Math Course that implemented in August 2017. As such, the thesis reveals how linear functions and linear models are taught in two secondary schools. Compared to earlier studies this thesis uses the theoretical framework known as The Theory of Didactical Situations in when analyzing selected episodes concerning students’ engagement with the topics at hand. These are compared to the principal obstacles found in the existing literature on student difficulties with linear functions and linear models.