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Reading mathematics representations: an eye-tracking study

Andra, Chiara; Lindström, Paulina LU ; Arzarello, Ferdinando; Holmqvist, Kenneth LU ; Robutti, Ornella and Sabena, Cristina (2015) In International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education 13(2). p.237-259
Abstract
We use eye tracking as a method to examine how different mathematical representations of the same mathematical object are attended to by students. The results of this study show that there is a meaningful difference in the eye movements between formulas and graphs. This difference can be understood in terms of the cultural and social shaping of human perception, as well as in terms of differences between the symbolic and graphical registers.
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Eye tracking, Mathematical representations, Semiotics, Visual perception
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International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
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13
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2
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237 - 259
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Springer
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1573-1774
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10.1007/s10763-013-9484-y
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English
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  author       = {Andra, Chiara and Lindström, Paulina and Arzarello, Ferdinando and Holmqvist, Kenneth and Robutti, Ornella and Sabena, Cristina},
  issn         = {1573-1774},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {237--259},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education},
  title        = {Reading mathematics representations: an eye-tracking study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10763-013-9484-y},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2015},
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