BYU

Abstract by Caroline Lefler

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Caroline Lefler

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

Abstract Infomation


Department

Mathematics Education

Faculty Advisor

Dawn Teuscher

Title

Covariational Reasoning

Abstract

Covariational reasoning is the ability to represent and interpret changes in quantities in different functional situations. Researchers have also identified covariational reasoning as essential for understanding concepts in beginning calculus (Carlson, 2010). I will investigate how the two Math 110 courses (Pathways to College Algebra and the regular course) address covariational reasoning by analyzing student data from the Precalculus Concept Assessment (PCA). I will also determine if there is a correlation between students’ PCA scores and their success in beginning calculus.