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function concept in high-school students and acts of understanding obstacles related to function definition by Thomas Vasakos

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Thesis (M.A.) - University of Surrey, 1994.

StatementThomas Vasakos.
ContributionsUniversity of Surrey. Department of Educational Studies., Roehampton Institute of Higher Education.
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Open LibraryOL19355732M

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