Mathematical objects through the lens of two different theoretical perspectives: APOS and OSA

Vicenç Font Moll, María Trigueros, Edelmira Badillo, Norma Rubio

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Abstract

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. This paper presents a networking of two theories, the APOS Theory and the ontosemiotic approach (OSA), to compare and contrast how they conceptualize the notion of a mathematical object. As context of reflection, we designed an APOS genetic decomposition for the derivative and analyzed it from the point of view of OSA. Results of this study show some commonalities and some links between these theories and signal the complementary nature of their constructs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-122
JournalEducational Studies in Mathematics
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • APOS theory
  • Derivative
  • Encapsulation
  • mathematical objects
  • Networking of theories
  • Onto-semiotic approach
  • Thematization

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