The Theory of Conceptual Fields

  title={The Theory of Conceptual Fields},
  author={G{\'e}rard Vergnaud},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={83 - 94}
  • G. Vergnaud
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Education
  • Human Development
The theory of conceptual fields is a developmental theory. It has two aims: (1) to describe and analyse the progressive complexity, on a long- and medium-term basis, of the mathematical competences that students develop inside and outside school, and (2) to establish better connections between the operational form of knowledge, which consists in action in the physical and social world, and the predicative form of knowledge, which consists in the linguistic and symbolic expressions of this… 

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