Title: University students’ developmental transitions: An attempt to re-conceptualize and address the problem of discontinuity between school mathematics and collegiate mathematics
Younhee Lee is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Penn State and is finishing her Ph.D. degree in mathematics education. She earned her M.A. in mathematics at Penn State and M.A. in mathematics education at the University of Iowa.
“In my dissertation study, I attempted to move away from the deficit model and off a unique window onto the discontinuity problem. In this talk, I present four different ways in which one’s previous schemas may co-develop in the construction of new schema. APOS theory, and Piaget and Garcia’s triad informed my conceptual framework.”