Mathematical reasoning in calculus textbook exercises
2004 (English)In: Journal of Mathematical Behavior, ISSN 0732-3123, E-ISSN 1873-8028, Vol. 23, no 4, 405-427 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this paper is to study some of the strategies that are possible to use in order to solve the exercises in undergraduate calculus textbooks. It is described in detail how most exercises may be solved by mathematically superficial strategies, often without actually considering the core mathematics of the book section in question.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2004. Vol. 23, no 4, 405-427 p.
problem solving, mathematical reasoning, learning difficulties, textbooks, exercises
Research subject didactics of mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37657DOI: 10.1016/j.jmathb.2004.09.003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37657DiVA: diva2:369570
ProjectsMeaningful or meaningless mathematics: the ability to reason mathematically