Vol 19 No 1 (2009)
Articles

Understanding Rolle's Theorem

Published May 1, 2015

Abstract

This paper reports on an experiment studying twelfth grade students’ understanding of Rolle’s Theorem. In particular, we study the influence of different concept images that students employ when solving reasoning tasks related to Rolle’s Theorem. We argue that students’ “container schema” and “motion schema” allow for rich concept images.