Grounding on Fischbein’s studies, our work is intended to deeply investigate the systems of control which influence the dialectic between the figural and the conceptual component of figural concepts. We propose a first attempt for characterizing the systems of control by introducing a fine-grained distinction between three dimensions: visual, spatial, and theoretical. This theoretical frame is used for analyzing some excerpts from a case study which involve graduated students in Mathematics, while solving a geometrical task concerning the reciprocal position and the intersection point of cube diagonals. Through the analyses of these excerpts, we show evidence of the three types of control and of their interplay. Finally, theoretical and educational implications of the study are discussed.

### From figural to theoretical control (and back): a first proposal for framing the interplay between different controls

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Grounding on Fischbein’s studies, our work is intended to deeply investigate the systems of control which influence the dialectic between the figural and the conceptual component of figural concepts. We propose a first attempt for characterizing the systems of control by introducing a fine-grained distinction between three dimensions: visual, spatial, and theoretical. This theoretical frame is used for analyzing some excerpts from a case study which involve graduated students in Mathematics, while solving a geometrical task concerning the reciprocal position and the intersection point of cube diagonals. Through the analyses of these excerpts, we show evidence of the three types of control and of their interplay. Finally, theoretical and educational implications of the study are discussed.
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2022
Twelfth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME12)
virtual Bolzano (Italia)
2-5 febbraio 2022
Proceedings of the Twelfth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and ERME.
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https://hal.science/hal-03765555
Figural concepts, systems of control, visualization, geometrical reasoning, cube diagonals.
Miragliotta, E.; Soldano, C.
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