Mathematical reasoning and familiar procedures
2000 (English)In: International journal of mathematical education in science and technology, ISSN 0020-739X, E-ISSN 1464-5211, Vol. 31, no 1, 83-95 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Four first-year undergraduate students are working with two tasks. The underlying question treated is "what are the characteristics and background causes of their difficulties when trying to solve these tasks?" The purpose is to give a general survey of their main difficulties, rather than to go deeply into details. It seems like one of the common characteristics is that the students are more focused on what is familiar and remembered, than on (even elementary) mathematical reasoning and accuracy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Frances , 2000. Vol. 31, no 1, 83-95 p.
Mathematical reasoning, learning difficulties
Research subject didactics of mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37649DOI: 10.1080/002073900287417.OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37649DiVA: diva2:369560
ProjectsMeaningful or meaningless mathematics: the ability to reason mathematically