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The Visual Syntax of Algebra.
A structured system of visual features can be seen to parallel the propositional hierarchy of operations usually associated with the parsing of algebraic expressions. Some students (proportionatelyExpand
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Situated cognition : social, semiotic, and psychological perspectives
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. D. Kirshner, J.A. Whitson, Editors' Introduction. J. Lave, The Culture of Acquisition and the Practice of Understanding. J. Lemke, Cognition, Context, andExpand
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Visual Salience of Algebraic Transformations
Information processing researchers have assumed that algebra symbol skills depend on mastery of the abstract rules presented in the curriculum (Matz, 1980; Sleeman, 1986). Thus, students' ubiquitousExpand
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Wherever You Go, There You Are
explored the theoretical foundations of situated cognition. Many of the original participants in the symposium provided original or previously published chapters, and new contributors were givenExpand
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Interference of Instrumental Instruction in Subsequent Relational Learning
To balance their professional obligation to teach for understandingagainst administrators' push for higher standardized test scores,mathematics teachers sometimes adopt a 2-track strategy: teach partExpand
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Untangling Teachers' Diverse Aspirations for Student Learning: A Crossdisciplinary Strategy for Relating Psychological Theory to Pedagogical Practice.
The Learning Principle propounded in Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000) rehearses the familiar distinction between facts/procedures and understanding as a central guidingExpand
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Obstacles to Understanding Cognition As Situated
Greeno (1997) argued that these are misreadings of situative positions, occasioned by paradigmatic differences in presupposition and language: "In discussions of the situative and cognitiveExpand
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Cognition as a Semiosic Process: From Situated Mediation to Critical Reflective Transcendence
Cognition as a Semiosic Process: From Situated Mediation to Critical Reflective Transcendence In Situated Cognition: Social, Semiotic, and Psychological Perspectives, edited by David Kirshner andExpand
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