Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
On the concept image of complex numbers
Vasaskolan, Gävle. (Teknikdidaktik)
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences. (Teknikdidaktik)
2012 (English)In: International journal of mathematical education in science and technology, ISSN 0020-739X, E-ISSN 1464-5211, Vol. 43, no 5, 627-641 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A study of how Swedish students understand the concept of complex numbers was performed. A questionnaire was issued reflecting the student view of own perception. Obtained answers show a variety of concept images describing how students adopt the concept of complex numbers.

These concept images are classified into four categories in order to clarify the learning situation. Furthermore, this study also revealed a variety of misconceptions regarding this concept, and most of the misconceptions were also possible to refer to the classification system. In addition, results from an identification test show that students have difficulties discerning the basic property of complex numbers, i.e. that any number is a complex number.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 43, no 5, 627-641 p.
Keyword [en]
complex numbers; concept image; conceptions; misconceptions
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10847DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2011.633629Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84863331599OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-10847DiVA: diva2:455297
Available from: 2011-11-09 Created: 2011-11-09 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(463 kB)155 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 463 kBChecksum SHA-512
e614f1c702fce15cdf025aed5b35c79048da0209f0641203a737f5a980d4ec2acd56568115739dc4c389111d25dcf2358ebacf7634e28b01e5b0aa7dde74c83e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nordlander, Edvard
By organisation
Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences
In the same journal
International journal of mathematical education in science and technology
Learning

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 155 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 167 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf