Students' Recognition of Function Transformations' Themes Associated with the Algebraic Representation
RJRME Volume 4, Number 2,
The topic of function transformations is a difficult mathematical topic for school and college students. This article examines how students conceive function transformations after working with GeoGebra, when this conceiving relates to the algebraic representation. The research participants were 19 ninth grade high achieving students who learned, with the help of GeoGebra translations, reflection and stretch. During their learning, the participants worked with transformations on the absolute function, the cubic function, and the quartic function. After they finished the transformation unit, the participants solved mathematics problems by means of function transformations. The research findings show that the participants were generally able to solve successfully mathematical problems, by means of transformations on new and non-basic functions. Furthermore, the participants encountered difficulties in working with translations. Future researches could examine the impact of activities that include such functions and that are GeoGebra based on students' conceptions and behavior when performing translations is involved.
Daher, W.M. & Anabousi, A.A. (2015). Students' Recognition of Function Transformations' Themes Associated with the Algebraic Representation. REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 4(2), 179-194.