The Extension of Mathematical Knowledge: A Cognitive and Neuroscience Investigation

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Project Overview
Background & Purpose: 

This research will study adolescents and college students who have mastered middle-school mathematics, including fractions and negative numbers, and challenge them to extend this knowledge to deal with a novel mathematical concept. The critical contribution of this research is that it goes beyond the question of how to teach a specific mathematical competence and addresses the question of how to prepare students to extend their mathematical knowledge and discover new mathematical relationships.

Setting: 

This research takes place in secondary and higher education settings.

Research Design: 

This research takes place in secondary and higher education settings.

Findings: 

To date, this project has not yet generated findings.

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