Title: Remedying secondary school students' illusion of linearity: a teaching experiment aiming at conceptual change
Authors: Van Dooren, Wim ×
De Bock, Dirk
Hessels, An
Janssens, Dirk
Verschaffel, Lieven #
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Series Title: Learning and Instruction vol:14 issue:5 pages:485-501
Abstract: Already at a very young age, children experience the wide applicability and intrinsic simplicity of linear/proportional relations. In primary and secondary school mathematics education, moreover, extensive attention is paid to this type of relations. In the long run, students develop the misbelief that each relation can be quantified as proportional, called the "illusion of linearity'".
ISSN: 0959-4752
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Public Governance Institute
Leuven Academic Centre for Professional Development in Education
Research Unit Economic Law - miscellaneous
Mathematics - miscellaneous
Education and Training
Instructional Psychology and Technology
Research Centre for Educational Research & Development, Campus Brussels (-)
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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