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Gradient of a straight line: an investigation into the effect that making different links between representations has on student understanding

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The aim of this research is to explore whether using different approaches to finding the gradient of a straight line results in better conceptual understanding of gradient and tools to attempt questions about straight lines and linear relationships in different contexts.

The research was carried out in the context of a department that does not feel it teaches gradient of straight line well and is facing the prospect of greater emphasis on working with linear relationships in the new...

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Oxford, SSD, Education
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Type of award:
MSc
Level of award:
Masters
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University of Oxford
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English
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