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Understanding Rolle's Theorem    PDF

2008, Vol. 19, No. 1, 18-26

This paper reports on an experiment studying twelfth grade students’ understanding of Rolle’s Theorem. In particular, we study the influence of different concept images that students employ when solving reasoning tasks related to Rolle’s Theorem. We argue that students’ “container schema” and “motion schema” allow for rich concept images.

About the Author:
Revathy Parameswaran received her PhD from Chennai Mathematical Institute. She has been teaching mathematics for senior high students for the past eighteen years. Her research interests include cognitive development and advanced mathematical thinking. Her hobbies include reading books and listening to classical music.

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