Examining Students' Reluctance to Use Graphs

  • Examining Students' Reluctance to Use Graphs

    Frances Van Dyke, Alexander White
    What students do not understand about graphing and why they remain reluctant to use it for problem solving at the calculus level. The authors point out that graphing was not developed until the 17th century. Conclusions are that students lack understanding in the concept of function, the Cartesian connection, and the mathematical description of change.