# ELEMENTARY GRADES STUDENTS ' CAPACITY FOR FUNCTIONAL THINKINGi

@inproceedings{Blanton2004ELEMENTARYGS, title={ELEMENTARY GRADES STUDENTS ' CAPACITY FOR FUNCTIONAL THINKINGi}, author={Maria L. Blanton and James J. Kaput}, year={2004} }

- Published 2004

This is a study of how urban elementary grades students develop and express functions. Data were analyzed according to the forms of representations students used, the progression in students' mathematical language and the operations they employed, and how they attended to one or more varying quantities. Findings indicate that students are capable of functional thinking at grades earlier than perhaps thought. In particular, data suggest that students can engage in covariational thinking as early… CONTINUE READING