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The role of instrumental and relational understanding in proofs about group isomorphisms

by Weber, K.
  • Published in 2002
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"Instrumental" understanding is recalling an algorithm and being able to apply it. "Relational" understanding is knowing what the algorithm is for and why it works. The authors say you need relational understanding of group isomorphisms to be able to prove statements about them.

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booktitle
Proceedings from the 2nd International Conference for the Teaching of Mathematics

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@inproceedings{Weber2002,
	author = {Weber, K.},
	booktitle = {Proceedings from the 2nd International Conference for the Teaching of Mathematics},
	title = {The role of instrumental and relational understanding in proofs about group isomorphisms},
	url = {http://www.math.uoc.gr/{\~{}}ictm2/Proceedings/pap86.pdf},
	year = 2002,
	urldate = {2010-09-03},
	collections = {The act of doing maths,About proof},
	comment = {"Instrumental" understanding is recalling an algorithm and being able to apply it. "Relational" understanding is knowing what the algorithm is for and why it works. The authors say you need relational understanding of group isomorphisms to be able to prove statements about them.}
}