A Widespread Phenomenon.- In Search of Empirical Evidence.- Searching for Explanations: A series of follow up studies.- An In-depth Investigation.- A Teaching Experiment.- Stepping Outside the Classroom.- Psychological and Educational Analysis.
This book presents the reader with a comprehensive overview of the major findings of the recent research on the illusion of linearity.
It discusses: how the illusion of linearity appears in diverse domains of mathematics and science; what are the crucial psychological, mathematical, and educational factors being responsible for the occurrence and persistence of the phenomenon; and how the illusion of linearity can be remedied.
State-of-the-art research on the illusion of linearity
Addresses a related set of flaws in mathematics education and proposes remedies
Integrates and organizes existing literature on mathematics education