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READING MATHEMATICS REPRESENTATIONS: AN EYE-TRACKING STUDY

  • Chiara AndráEmail author
  • Paulina Lindström
  • Ferdinando Arzarello
  • Kenneth Holmqvist
  • Ornella Robutti
  • Cristina Sabena
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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.

Key words

Eye tracking Mathematical representations Semiotics Visual perception 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chiara Andrá
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paulina Lindström
    • 2
  • Ferdinando Arzarello
    • 1
  • Kenneth Holmqvist
    • 3
  • Ornella Robutti
    • 1
  • Cristina Sabena
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Lund University Cognitive ScienceLundSweden
  3. 3.Humanistlaboratoriet, SOL CentrumLunds UniversitetLundSweden

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