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Students’ mathematical reasoning in university textbook exercises
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of mathematics.
2003 (English)In: Educational Studies in Mathematics, ISSN 0013-1954, E-ISSN 1573-0816, Vol. 52, no 1, 29-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Video recordings of three undergraduate students’ textbook-based home- work are analysed. A focus is on the ways their exercise reasoning is mathematically well- founded or superficial. Most strategy choices and implementations are carried out without considering the intrinsic mathematical properties of the components involved in their work. It is essential in their strategies to find procedures to mimick and few constructive reasoning attempts are made.


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Kluwer , 2003. Vol. 52, no 1, 29-55 p.
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problem solving, mathematical reasoning, learning difficulties, textbooks
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didactics of mathematics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37655DOI: 10.1023/A:1023683716659OAI: diva2:369569
Meaningful or meaningless mathematics: the ability to reason mathematically
Available from: 2010-11-11 Created: 2010-11-11 Last updated: 2011-02-11Bibliographically approved

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