Functions, Graphs, and Graphing: Tasks, Learning, and Teaching

  title={Functions, Graphs, and Graphing: Tasks, Learning, and Teaching},
  author={Gaea Leinhardt and Orit Zaslavsky and Mary Kay Stein},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  pages={1 - 64}
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Knowing, Learning, and Instruction

Contents. L.B. Resnick, Introduction. W. Kintsch, Learning from Text. I.L. Beck, M.G. McKeown, Expository Text for Young Readers: The Issue of Coherence. G. Leinhardt, Development of an Expert