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The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a research study on a didactical proposal to teach Dynamical Optimization, in particular, Calculus of Variations. The proposal design was based on APOS theory and was tested at a Mexican private university. Results obtained from the analysis of students' responses to a questionnaire and an interview show that students construct process conceptions, and in some cases, object conceptions of this discipline's abstract concepts. Some problems were however difficult to overcome for these students.
Palabras llave : dynamical optimization; APOS theory; didactical proposal; conceptions; learning.