Combining different theoretical perspectives for analyzing students’ difficulties in vector spaces theory

@article{Maracci2008CombiningDT,
  title={Combining different theoretical perspectives for analyzing students’ difficulties in vector spaces theory},
  author={Mirko Maracci},
  journal={ZDM},
  year={2008},
  volume={40},
  pages={265-276}
}
This paper originates from our doctorate research project, in which we investigated graduate and undergraduate students’ errors and difficulties in vector space theory (VST). After a brief account of the whole study, we will focus on the analyses carried out through the lenses of two different theoretical frameworks: Fischbein’s Theory of Tacit Models and Sfard’s process/object duality theory. We also propose a retrospective reflection concerning the reasons why we chose to carry out our… CONTINUE READING