Intuitive Functional Concepts: A Baseline Study on Intuitions

Tommy Dreyfus, Theodore Eisenberg

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Intuitions on selected function concepts presented in diagram, graph, and table settings were investigated. The sample was 443 pupils from grades 6 through 9 of 12 Israeli schools. Different groups had different intuitions, but these intuitions were independent of the settings in which presented and independent of abstraction levels. (MP)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-380
Number of pages21
JournalJournal for Research in Mathematics Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982


  • Intuition (Mathematics)
  • Intuition
  • Mathematics Education Research
  • ERIC, Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)
  • Elementary Secondary Education
  • Educational Research
  • Sex Differences
  • Functions (Mathematics)
  • Mathematical Concepts
  • Mathematics Education
  • Junior High School Students


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